Kafountine's Fishing Industry
past and present
Casamance - Southern Sénégal

1992 - Larger fish were landed and brought up from the beach, to be placed on sheets .....

...... before being loaded into refrigerated trucks for transport to Dakar.

Ice, which was at first unloaded and then refilled between layers of fish. Also the guy with his plastic basket, earning himself another 100 CFA for carrying the fish from the boats.

April 1999 .. the top of Kafountine's beach was covered in wooden fish-drying racks

Often covered in a wide variety of fish drying in the strong sunshine.

Today there is still a fishing fleet .. which, during my visit .. seemed reduced in numbers .....

..... and with fewer people involved. Here helping to pull pirogues back through the surf.