Jangadeiros

Ceara, Brazil – March 2004

Jangadeiros, working on a unique wooden raft boat called jangada, keep the tradition of artisan fishing for more than four hundred years. However, being a fisherman on jangada is highly dangerous job. Jangadeiros spend up to several days on high-sea, sailing tens of kilometres far from the coast, with no navigation on board. In the last two decades jangadeiros have been facing up the pressure from motorized vessels which use modern, effective (and environmentally destructive) fishing methods. Every time jangadeiros come back from the sea with less fish.

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