Photos of the Day: Mangrove Oysters – from source to market, The Gambia. Images ©Jason Florio

Going back hundreds of years, along this coastline, people have collected oysters from the tentacles of the mangroves, which flank River Gambia…the tributaries are great sites for the oysters to grow. Oyster harvesting is traditionally a female-driven process – from collection, preparation,  to selling of the oysters… hear more from Jason Florio as he talks to Neal James of PhotographyContinue reading “Photos of the Day: Mangrove Oysters – from source to market, The Gambia. Images ©Jason Florio”

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Photography Daily Show PhotoWalk #300: African Adventures – The Incredible Oyster Ladies of The Gambia

Going back hundreds of years, along this coastline, people have collected oysters from the tentacles of the mangroves, which flank River Gambia…the tributaries are great sites for the oysters to grow. Photographer/Filmmaker, Jason Florio, talks to Neale James – Photography Daily Show

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The Guardian: Stewards of the forest: the pioneering women’s collective harvesting the Gambia’s oysters

Stewards of the forest: the pioneering women’s collective harvesting the Gambia’s oysters – The Guardian The all-female workforce is part of a visionary project committed to protecting the wetland forests. Now their challenge is to earn a sustainable living year-round. “In the cool air of an April dawn, Marie Sambou, an oyster harvester, carves throughContinue reading “The Guardian: Stewards of the forest: the pioneering women’s collective harvesting the Gambia’s oysters”

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