PHOTOS: A Fisherman and the Sea

Follow lifelong fisherman Rodel Bolaños, as he balances long-term conservation goals with daily needs.

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Being a Fisherman is Far Bigger Than a Job

In the northeastern part of the Philippines, lifelong fisherman Rodel Bolaños rises before the sun in Mercedes’ Caringo Island. It is 4:30am as he heads into San Miguel Bay in his sun weathered boat. It’s crab fishing season and the tides wait for no man… The Philippines’ waters contain almost 10% of the world’s coral reefs, vast mangrove forests and more Marine Protected Areas than any other country. It also sits in the middle of some of the most heavily fished seas … As such, Rodel and his crew set sail in uncertain times.

via @Rare_org

 

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