Tuesday, July 6, 2010


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The fisher folk from Nansan Island do what they have been doing for thousands of years-they fish. It's a big community effort, from launching the boats, to maintaining the nets. These boats tow long nets into the surf, keeping one end of the net tethered to the beach. This time they brought in a big harvest of small fish that can be sold fresh or dried. Women on the beach sorted through the catch, while the guys that went out in the boats stood around looking manly.
A hundred years ago this is what almost everyone in this region did, and along the coast you will find lots of people that still do. It's hard work, but the people will tell you that it beats farming.