Kerkennah Islands fishing

Warm shallow waters surround the islands lying off the coast of Sfax, Tunisia, brought the islanders to develop characteristic fishing methods. Octopi fishing is made with clay amphoras dropped on the sandy soil tied with a rope to a floating buoy, octopi looking for refuge hide and remain inside even when the amphoras are pulled out of the water. On the other hand, fish are directed toward the traps by walls of nets or palm leaves that function like a big funnel.

Canon A1, Canon T90. Ektachrome 100. Locals didn’t like to be photographed at least until we made small talk over a soda or a delicious tea.

All photos ©Michele Molinari

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