David Bacon Stories & Photographs
Philippines
A Fisherman and his Apprentice

05 Beboy and Ayon
off the coast of Garcia Hernandez, Bohol, Visayas
Beboy, 16 years old, has been learning to fish from Ayon for three years. They are catching bangot, a fish related to tuna, which they sell at 6 pesos a fish (about 15 US). They leave the beach while it's still dark and put out a mile-long gill net. Ayon teaches Beboy how to haul in the net and extricate the fish without getting it tangled.

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