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Pole and line fishermen are using a traditional and sustainable method of fishing.

Once a fish is hooked it is flicked over the head of the fisher and onto the deck.

This method has low levels of bycatch and fish at sustainable rates,

allowing fish populations to remain healthy.


Fewer sharks, turtles, whales

and dolphins will be caught .

It is a way more selective method.

The underwater photos were 

produced during the bait catching. 

Maldives, December 2022.