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How fishermen struggle for a livelihood

Last updated on: May 1, 2012 17:36 IST

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Fisherman Siswanto rides on a self-built wooden cable car, created by himself, to cross the sea at Timang beach in Gunung Kidul, near the ancient city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Siswanto crosses between rocks to catch lobsters.

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Photographs: Dwi Oblo/Reuters.

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A fisherman fixes nets on rocks to catch lobsters at Timang beach in Gunung Kidul, near the ancient city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Photographs: Dwi Oblo/Reuters.

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A man fishes in front of wind turbines in Juancho Pedernales, Dominican Republic.

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Photographs: Ricardo Rojas/Reuters.

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A member of the "Rescuer", a state regional service, explains safety rules to a man fishing on ice of the Yenisei river, some 60 km (37 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

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Photographs: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters.

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A fisherman hunts for shellfish along a reef off the southeast coast of Zanzibar island, Tanzania.

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Photographs: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters.
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A Chinese Bai ethnic minority fisherman pulls two cormorants away from a fish during Erhai lake fishing opening festival in Dali, Yunnan province, China. The cormorants are domesticated for fishing.

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Sri Lankan fishermen wait to catch fish as they sit atop stilts in Ahangama, 180km (112 miles) south of Colombo.

Stilt fishing is a traditional means of earning a livelihood in the area and each stilt is a prized possession handed down from generation to generation.

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Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters.
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Shrimp fisherman Eddy D' Hulster, 68, who has been fishing for shrimp for 47 years, rides a carthorse to haul a net out of the sea after catching shrimp during low tide at the coastal town of Oostduinkerke, Belgium.

At the end of the fishing, the fishermen and their mounts leave the water to empty the net and to put the contents into two wicker baskets fixed on each side of the horse.

This traditional method of catching shrimps along the North Sea coast, which dates back to some 500 years, attracts tourists every summer.

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Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters.

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A resident fishes during an ice-fishing competition on a frozen lake in Beijing, China.

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Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters.
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A fisherman prepares his net for the night at Kandalama Lake, near Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

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Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters.

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A Somalia young man carries a fish on his head near the shores of Indian ocean in Mogadishu.

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Photographs: Ismael Abdi/Reuters.
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Fishermen walk through the muddy bottom of a polluted canal collecting fish in central Beijing, China.

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters.
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A fisherman carries the biggest fish caught during a winter fishing event as he poses for photographs on the frozen surface of Shitoukoumen Reservoir in Changchun, Jilin province, China.

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Photographs: Reuters.

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Fishermen at the mouth of the Capilano River fish for salmon in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Photographs: Andy Clark/Reuters.

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A Somali boy carries sword fish as he rides on a motorcycle taxi in southern Mogadishu.

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Photographs: Feisal Omar/Reuters.
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Fishermen drill ice-holes during a competition in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok.

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Photographs: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters.

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A man takes cover under a plastic foil to protect himself from severe frost while fishing in the Gulf of Finland at St. Petersburg's seaport.

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Photographs: Alexander Demianchu/Reuters.

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Palestinian fisherman paddle their boat as the sun sets in the Gaza Strip.

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Photographs: Reinhard Krause/Reuters.
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Fishermen pull a net with fish from the lake of Svet at the south Bohemian town of Trebon, during the traditional Carp haul.

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Photographs: Petr Josek/Reuters.
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Villagers spear fish near Larantuka beach, on Indonesia's Flores island.

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Photographs: Beawiharta/Reuters.

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Colby Deck, 18, hands a catfish that he caught by hand over to his friend Jesse Goates in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.

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Photographs: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters.

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Colby Deck dives underwater to noodle for catfish in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Noodling is the sport of fishing by hand instead of with a rod and reel.



Photographs: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters.

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