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Fish-vending woman (Credit: Ishita Patil)

Fish-vending women buy fish individually or in groups from the boat owners, depending on their financial capacity. This stock is then taken to the ice factory and cleaned before packing. It is sold over the next couple of days, with women travelling to different villages and fish markets in nearby areas. Every woman has a fixed place in the market where she has been selling fish for years. Many start as young girls accompanying their mothers and continue after their marriage.

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