Fishing has been a big part of the Goan culture and an important economic sector. With the emergence of mechanised fishing and large scale tourism, these traditional occupations are less appealing to the modern goans. Still, to this day, some fishermen carry the heritage of family centred fishing communities.
Fishermen getting ready to set sail before the sun goes up.
Searching for a good spot to drop the fishing nets. They estimate the presence of fish by the cloudiness of the water
Getting a couple of hours rest before it's time to pull the nets out. Masks are worn to avoid getting sick from the cold breeze .
Sebi (the boat owner) pulling out the first net as the sun rises.
Fish caught in the net .
Babu looking for the float that marks the position of the second net.
Once ashore they lay down wood beams to help slide the boat safe from high tide.
Sebi's mother joins to help collect the fish from the net. She will later sell the fish at the local market.
Crow waiting to score an easy breakfast
Special thanks to my friend Henk Vogel, who's passion to photograph and explore made this trip possible. Check him out on flickr