ONE NIGHT WITH THE FISHERMEN
The cofradia de pescadores la tinosa is a cooperative of about ten boats that performs a traditional fishing that respects the marine environment without using invasive and environmentally destructive fishing techniques, thus giving the sea natural cycles and making sure that the fish can reproduce in tranquillity.
03.30 A.M five minutes to warm up and let’s go.
Looking at the surface of the water to spot the fish.
The monitor confirms what the captain’s eyes saw.
It’s time to lower the nets.
Only the strength and ability of one’s own hands.
A good day of fishing.
Slowly we return to the port.
The manager of the coffradia awaits the return of the boat.
Happiness doesn’t need words…
The fishing of sardines in Lanzarote is a work highly respected since ancient times, especially because in the past, in times of crisis and poverty has guaranteed food for all the inhabitants of the island.
AFTER SEVEN DAYS AT SEA ANOTHER GREAT BOAT RETURNS FROM TUNA FISHING
Although the cofradia uses traditional fishing techniques the costs of modern life have a significant impact on the earnings of fishermen, in addition to this the life of the fisherman always depends on the natural forces,so sometimes it is fine sometimes not.
All together working to extract the tuna from the hold.
Cleaning up after hard work.
Love for the sea and for fishing is not a job but a way of life.