Type of publication: Research Article
fishing, fishing community, ethnography of economic life, Cossacks, settling southern Russia
Introducing the series of articles on the history and ethnography of traditional ﬁshing, focusing principally on the Cossack population of lower Don, Volga, and Terek valley regions, the authors brieﬂy overview the part played by this economic occupation at the stage of formation and later development of the Cossack south of Russia. The article further examines ecological, economic, and legal aspects in the organization of the ﬁshing industry, drawing attention to the causes of the depletion of ﬁsh resources and conﬂicts between the ﬁshing communities and the state in the domain of regulating ﬁshing capacities and protecting ﬁsh.
Yamskov, A.N., Vlaskina, T.Y. 2013. Fishing Communities and Traditional Fishing in the Cossack South of Russia. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 5: 3-13
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