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Fishermen returning with their day's catch, Ankify, Madagascar 30 Sep 2016

Posted on 30 Sep 2016
Fshermen returning with their day's catch, Ankify, Madagascar.
Fshermen returning with their day's catch, Ankify, Madagascar.
Fshermen returning with their day's catch, Ankify, Madagascar.

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Local fisherman returning to port in a pirogue in Madagascar. The pirogue is a traditional canoe-style boat that has been used by Madagascans for many hundreds of years. Although early pirogues were often made from dugouts (hollowed out tree trunks), today they are made from a range of different wood, more often then not, are flat-bottomed. Small and lightweight, pirogues are not intended for overnight travel; however, this practical design does allow for them to be easily dragged on shore and drained of excess water if necessary. 

Ankify is a small town located in the district of Ambanja, in the region of Diana in northern Madagascar. The town has a large fishing community, and it remains one of the most popular livelihoods in the area. 

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