Vaka fishing

In Avatele, Hine Makaia and Bretrick Vakanofiti ply their vaka out through the passage in the reef to fish.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

While some Niue fishermen ship out in modern aluminium vessels, the pair put food on the table and keep a tradition alive at the same time. Traditional fishing methods can more accurately target desired species than modern methods, and the overall catch is significantly less.

 

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