Mauritius is a small island with a big ocean state. Fringed by a ring of coral reefs, the lagoons attract millions of tourists and provide a livelihood for more than 2,200 local artisanal fishermen. However, years of degradation has left the oceans in a fragile state.
Now, fishermen from Mauritius and the nearby island of Rodrigues are providing solutions and inspiring others to take simple actions that make a difference. In Vey nou Lagon by filmmakers Vanina Harel and Zara Currimjee, meet fishermen from the two islands and see how they are working together to protect their lagoons for future generations.
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