Fishing, a way of life
Fishing People In Barbados
You will see them in the early morning as the sun rises and in the evenings at sunset, walking the beaches, along the tide pools casting nets onto the schools of fish swimming in the shallows.
You will see them setting fish traps in shallow waters, sitting on a rock with line and tackle and setting out to sea in power boats and pirogues.
You will see them late at night bobbing on the ocean in tiny boats, gas lamps shining on the black water to call the fish to them.
You will see them repairing boats and mending nets.
You will see them in the markets and at roadside stalls selling; Tuna, Shark, Red Snapper, Flying Fish, Wahoo, Barracuda and Dolphin (no Dolphin is not Flipper, not even a close relative)
They are the fisherman and women, that catch the fish and sell them in the markets. The people of the sea, descendants of the Africans, the Caribs and the Arawaks, living close to nature in the land they love.