How Fishermen Survive & earn Living??
Those who know about Sunderbans sure know about the life there. The people live there in great hardhip and extreme poverty. The living condition is very very tough. With no roads, no employment they have to totally depend on what Mother Earth has offered to them under difficult conditions. See the pictures even the young boys have to earn living by fishing, where as at this age they should be in school!
Even the basic fishing has become difficult as the density of fish has become thinner in 100Km radius of Bay of Bengal because of the high speed and modern trawlers from Thailand and Japan, who have finished fish population.
We photographed these pitures while going to Jammu Island and decided to help them by purchasing their day's catch. We paid them more than the market price and also gave half of the catch to the boatmat we hired.
Visit to the Rural life of Fishermen's Village!
While in Fraserganj we also made sure to pay a visit into Fisherman's village and their market. This market is called" Haat" in local language. This Haat is weekly market normally held twice a week in the afternoon till evening to allow the local Fisherman to buy the supplies for a few days. As they can't' afford electricity or have a refrigerator the perishable has to be consume with in a few days. The market has almost everything from fresh vegetables, fish, chicken, spices to torches lighter etc. The Island is run on Solar Power!
Home for the Red Crabs!
If you are a nature lover you will love this tip and place. Fraserganj Beach is also the home for famous Rad Crabs! They house in millions here. Sorry I could not take any shot as they are highly camera nd human shy. But if you have the patience to sit for hours and have a camera with good zoomyou can capture them. The baby crabs can be captured easily but the bigger ones ( sometimes about 500gms to 1kilo) are smarter very very camera shy. The fisherman trap them and sell them to the vendors. The larger ones are not sold to locals but sold to the exporters to get good price.