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Seasonal Ritual and the Regulation of Fishing in Batanes Province , Philippines

  title={Seasonal Ritual and the Regulation of Fishing in Batanes Province , Philippines},
  author={Kenneth Ruddle and Arif Satria},
Abstract The mataw fishers of Batanes, the ten small northernmost islands of the Philippine archipelago, engage in the seasonal capture of Flying fish (Exocoetidae) and Dorado (Coryphaena hippurus), known locally as the ‘fish of summer’ (among nu rayon), that enter the coastal waters in the summer months of March through May. Each fisher is identified by the ‘vanua’ or ‘port’ to which he belongs. The vanua is a specific spatial location, but also a particular organized group led by the fisher… 

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