Tag Archives: fishing

Manila Bay Subsistence 

Freshly caught tilapia from Manila Bay for selling, I suppose.

Manila Bay has the reputation of being filthy. Still, one can see more than a few folks fishing by the breakwater, and some fisherfolks on their bangkas catching tilapia several meters away from the shore. I saw a couple of these folks selling
freshly caught tilapia and tahong just within the vicinity of Baywalk. I also saw a group people having early dinner of steamed tiny crabs caught from the breakwater rocks.

Yonder are the yachts of the members of Manila Yacht Club, nearby are the small boats of the common folks used for daily subsistence.

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Sunday Snapshot: Canoe in the Lake

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This man was paddling towards a spot in the lake where he can leave his canoe, put on his mask, and take out his spear gun. I watched him go in the water (from the opposite side) for spearfishing.

Catching Tilapia in Sungai Melaka

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Caught tilapia

Around midday on a weekday in Melaka, things are quiet by the riverbank walkway. But for this local guy, it’s the best time to drop a net and catch some tilapia.

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Somebody else is interested

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Receptacle for the catch

 

Buriring Season

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The defense mechanism of buriring is to inflate but the container is too small for everyone to puff up

When I was in Malapascua Island at the end of July until early days of August, I came upon residents gathering buriring (pufferfish) just near the shore of the beach. This small edible species is being fished for local consumption.

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Her dinner probably

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A tub for the catch

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A closer look of buriring in its normal size

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Keeping it alive, keeping it fresh

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Buriring fishing instead of playing or schooling

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Packing-up time for mission was accomplished - dinner procurement

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A shopping bag-full of catch

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Bloated yet truly cute

Banca Boatyard

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This banca will take 5 days to finish and sells for 15,000 pesos

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Banca making is a livelihood here in Malapascua island

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He maintains the banca of others

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Working daily by the white sand beach. Such a beautiful workplace

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Men build bancas, women mend fishing nets

Fisherman at Taal Lake

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Fisherman readying his instrument

Sunday morning I went for a run starting at Lipa City Hall with a planned 30 km loop by passing through Mataas Na Kahoy town then Balete town then back to Lipa City Hall. But in order to view the Taal lake at the Balete side of Batangas, a detour of 1.5 km needs to be done that I ended up running 31.5 km instead.

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So for a few minutes of rest here at Taal lake at about 17 km point of my run, I was able to take snapshots of this guy preparing his harpoon rifle to aim for passing fish five meters away from where he is sitting.

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His paraphernalia – harpoon tip, bag and sunglasses

It’s not just about the short rest which is needed for the non-stop uphill run starting this point up to the 30th km point, but moreover the insight gained from this short detour which made my run an engaging pursuit.

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His harpoon like instrument

Siem Reap River

Saw a man and his son fishing by the river bank using a net.
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I went over to their side, and the little boy was helping his father transfer the catch onto the basket. He was also showing me the small white fish from afar,so I signaled him to come closer to show me his basket.
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Here is the little one with his fish basket.
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