Fishing

Drying

Drying

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.

Hungry

Hungry

Heading off

Heading off

Sunset

Sunset

Work place

Work place

Lonesome

Lonesome

Fishy

Fishy

Heave

Heave

Heave ho

Heave ho

Inspection

Inspection

Sorting

Sorting

Home

Home

Work

Work

 

 

 

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This entry was published on March 12, 2014 at 4:42 pm. It’s filed under Photography, Travel and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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