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When the catch is landed it is often auctioned direct from the boat. The potential customers will group around the boat viewing the catch whilst the fish are disentangled from the nets.

The catch being auctioned from a boat at Godawaya Beach, Hambantota District. Note Godawaya Temple (white Stupa) in the background. The fishermen use the Temple as an important navigation point.