Bonaire in 100 photos – Local fishermen

6 August 2020 by Casper Douma - Reading time: 2 minutes

On Bonaire, local fishermen employ fishing methods rooted in generations-old traditions. To provide the community with fresh fish. Their practices contribute to both preserving their way of life and enriching tourism by sharing their knowledge and traditions.

The crucial role of local fishermen in Bonaire.

On Bonaire, local fishermen play a crucial role in the community. These fishermen often set sail early in the morning with small boats. Their knowledge of the sea is impressive, based on generations of experience. The catch of the day ranges from barracuda and wahoo to the smaller, but equally prized, snapper and grouper. These fish are sold locally often directly from the boat. This gives local people and restaurants access to fresh fish. In addition, local fishing plays a role in Bonaire’s tourism industry. Tourists are fascinated by the opportunity to participate in fishing excursions and learn about traditional fishing techniques. Bonaire’s local fishermen symbolize a way of life deeply connected to the sea and their island’s natural resources, a tradition they are proud to carry on.

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“Bon dia tur hende i bon bini na dushi Boneiru!”
My name is Casper Douma and I am a photographer. Since 2014 I’ve been living on this beautiful island, surrounded by a fringing reef. At first glance, you may see mostly cacti and drought, but Bonaire is a little gem if you get to know it better. I would like to take you on one of my photography tours to show you all the special places of Bonaire. In small groups of maximum 4 people I give you a unique look at the beauty of Bonaire. Became curious? Take a look at my website! I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Bonaire.

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