The gallery contains a collection of photographs published in issues of the SAMUDRA Report and the Yemaya Newsletter, as also other ICSF publications, workshops and meetings over the years. Also to be found are more general images of fishing and fishworkers in action across the world. There are about 10,000 photos from 64 countries. The photo database is searchable by caption, country and photographer. All images are free for download, though users are requested to credit the photos to ICSF and the respective photographer.
A Group photo, Workshop on Sea Safety and Fisheries Management: Training and Capacity Development of Local Self-Governments, 01–02 March 2023, Thrissur, Kerala, India. The workshop emphasized the need for continued development of the mechanisms of local self-governance to address similar issues. Photo Credit: ICSF
Albert Bosomtwi-Sam Fishing Harbour,Sekondi, Western Region, Ghana. We cannot continue to practice the open-access system. There are too many canoes and fishers chasing very little, fast-depleting stocks, without letting them recover. So it does not make sense, say fishers. Photo Credit: TESCOD
Jojo Solomon, president, Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council (GNCFC). Artisanal fishers must also live up to the expectations and fish responsibly, says Jojo Solomon. Photo Credit: ICSF
Outboard motorised canoes loading goods and passengers on the Volta Lake at Yeji, Ghana. The incidence of poverty in Ghanaian communities drives parents to expose children to hazardous work. Photo Credit: Benjamin Campion
Fish smoking using the metal drum in Kumasi, Ghana. One initiative to mitigate the problem of smoke is the newly invented ‘Ahoto’ oven, which has proven to be healthier and safer. Photo Credit: Zereth Blankson
Multi-day boats anchored in Beruwala harbour in the West of Sri Lanka. SSF’s share in catch is highly variable across regions. It accounts for 66 percent in Africa, 47 percent in Asia, and 5 percent in Europe, respectively. Photo Credit: Oscar Amarasinghe
Fishers check for fish after casting their cast net on the banks of Teesta river. The programme revealed the multiple challenges in the inland open-water fisheries where the depletion of wild fish stocks affect the livelihoods of fishers. Photo Credit: Amitrajit Chakraborty
A group photo. The aim of a workshop is mutual learning, neither consensus-building nor political polarizing. And so, we must grapple with what this tough rights-centred politics on the fisher groups’ side may mean for the future of ecosystem-based management of inland SSF. Photo Credit: ICSF
The Paumari fishermen traditionally practice bow fishing, dive for turtles, and use harpoons for fish and manatees. Photo Credit: Adriano Gambarini
The Paumari, Brazil. The Paumari is among the few groups of Indigenous Peoples of the middle Purus river who managed to survive Brazil’s rubber booms without armed confrontations. Photo Credit: Ana Catarina
Bio-toilet design. Toilets are basic requirements that fishing boats do not have. One reason for the large number of accidents at sea is the use of the gunwale as a toilet. Photo Credit: Ajith. K.
Engineering Drawing, India. Bio-toilets can be installed on varying types of fishing boats such asoutboard motor-fitted fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) boats and inboard motor (IBM)-fitted FRP boats, steel boats, as well as on wooden boats engaged in trawling, purse-seining, gillnetting and longlining. Photo Credit: Ajith. K.
Mud oven with layers of fish trays in Lagos State, Nigeria. Traditional fish-smoking kilns, characterized by fuel inefficiencies, consume more fuelwood than necessary and contribute to forest depletion. Photo Credit: Project ID -57
Fishing vessels at Wallu Bay, Fiji. Fishers and their families face dire consequences because of the lack of laws regulating wages and conditions on fishing vessels. Photo Credit: Patricia Kailola
Hauling a beach-seine net in the eastern province of Sri Lanka. Beach-seine fishers are losing their seine-laying coastal space for powerful tourism stakeholders in many parts of the country. Photo Credits: Oscar Amarasinghe