Among the Acronyms and Artisans

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“Sister, the natural shape of this piece of land, the usual direction in which the wind blows here and the magnitude with which the waves hit the coast, everything together makes up for an ideal boat-mooring spot!” So says Shakir Bhai a resident of Okha Port in the Jamnagar District of the Indian state of Gujarat. Even the non-expert visitor can soon see why fishermen from this part of the coast have been tying up their boats on this stretch of the Jamnagar coast for more than 100 years. Okha Port, also known locally as Dalda Bandar, sits on a…