August 12, 2011

Night hunters of El Nido, Palawan

Usually after dinner, I often stand in front of the beach to relax and observe the beauty of the sea. I also usually noticed separate groups of people who are carrying lights, buckets and knife walking in its own direction.. It seems that they’re looking for something in the sea.

El Nido-Night Hunting

El Nido-Night Hunting

El Nido-Night Hunting

El Nido-Night Hunting

 

I approached and talked to them, I’ve known that they are looking for fishes and shellfishes using only their hands. I was amazed on what I heard and out of curiosity I decided to go with them. According to the night hunters, Fishes are moving very slow at night?? because they can’t see anything around them that made easier for them to capture.

 

El Nido-Night Hunting

El Nido-Night Hunting

El Nido-Night Hunting

 

They often do this during low tide. When you see the target, slowly clasp it so it can’t move and you can get it with your hand.

 

El Nido-Night Hunting

El Nido-Night Hunting

El Nido-Night Hunting

El Nido-Night Hunting

El Nido-Night Hunting

El Nido-Night Hunting

 

According to them they usually bake it or add some coconut milk to eat… I envy those people living near the ocean. They?? just get out and get these expensive fishes/shellfish for free while in the metro we buy it at cost. I do hope that they continue to take care of the sea?? that support their life and will support the next generation.

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Comments

  1. Kay says:

    Whoa! Those are really good shots of the kill so to speak! Galing! I am amazed. I didn’t even know that fishes move slowly at night. Astig!

  2. Interesting post! I’m lovin’ your El Nido series because you feature not only the sights to see in El Nido but also the life of the locals. Feeling ko tuloy nakarating na din ako ng El Nido while reading your blog :-)

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