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Landing the Catch

Traders await the arrival of the incoming fishing boats and the landing of their catches. The fishermen then disentangle the fish from their nets, laying them out according to size and types on the sand on the shady side of the boat. Then the fish are auctioned from the boat by one of the fishermen.

Disentangling the catch from the nets

Fish have been sorted into types and sizes

A purchase

Lobsters are often placed in a net after catching at sea, to stop them impeding the fishermen. They have to be very carefully disentangled and as they are alive, can administer painful pinches with their sharp claws.

Once successfully disentangled they are laid out on the beach and covered with sand, before being sold

Traders with their purchases that they must then sell on quickly before deterioration in the hot sun.