Small Fish – Big Catch
Fingerstall (small fish to be cultivated) for 8 families cost 10 euros.
Adeu is the fisherman in his family. But he is only 10 years old. Every hand is needed for a little bit of food in many poor countries, as well as in Adeus hometown Khyasone in Laos.
Adeu goes to the river and takes the fishing nets he installed the night before out of the water every morning before having breakfast and before school starts. He shares a boat with other fishermen in town, since hardly anybody is able to afford his own boat. The ten year old boy paddles along the shore taking out three finger-length fish out of his net, which will serve as breakfast when he comes home. After his morning tasks he goes to school. He wants to become a teacher for maths and English.
”Three finger-length fish were caught by the net at night. They are enough for the breakfast fish paste. They are very tasty with chili and garlic”, explains Adeu, 10 years old, Laos.
- Fishing and aqua culture are the livelihood of 540 million of people all over the world.
- We train the farmers in fishing and selling their capture in order to improve their income.
- Only few of the families in Khyasone that possess animals, have a bit more than they need to survive.