Net fishing is common along most coastal areas in Sri Lanka. A long and tiresome job, teams of mostly men and sometimes women spend hours and hours hauling in kilometre long nets that scoop up everything in their path. Once the catch is dragged onto the beach the fishermen sort through the heap of flapping fins and scales. A skill that has been perfected by generations, the fishermen deftly flick and flip each fish into piles according to their price at the market with the rejects gobbled up by the crowds of seagulls and crows. Once sorted, some fish are sold fresh and others are dried on large mats for sale at a later date. After the sorting is done the nets are folded, and the boats brought in for another days work tomorrow.