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sellin’ catfish

Catfish and crabs from the sea. Fish market, Benson at Mechlin. Monrovia, Liberia.

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Red snapper, Monrovia fish market

Red snapper fresh from the sea. Monrovia fish market, Mechlin and Benson Street.

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dry fish

Monrovia, Liberia. Fish arranged on a box in the Fante’ fishing community of West Point are dried before going to market.

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fishing on the sea

On a morning diffused by harmattan’s dust-laden winds, two canoes with rigged sails head to sea off the Liberian coast for a day of fishing. The dry winds originate in the Sahara Desert, carrying dust cross West Africa into the … Continue reading

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Testimony

Robertsport, Liberia. Inspecting a net on a beached fishing canoe, Testimony plays for a picture. Testimony is 26 years old and in 10th grade of school. He is proud that he can read and shows by scratching words in the … Continue reading

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Ruby King

Westpoint, Monrovia, Liberia. Ruby King, boss-man of Pop canoe, strikes a pose on Fante Beach before heading out to sea for a night of fishing.

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Fante Beach, Westpoint

Monrovia, Liberia.     A hot, sun-filled afternoon sees fish arrive from the sea to Fante Beach in Westpoint. Today, dolphinfish arrive to market.

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fish market, Monrovia, Liberia

Just off Benson Street, along Mechlin, a little fresh air market deals in fish, shrimp, and lobsters. They are brought to market in the late afternoon on days that fishermen have had luck with their nets off the coast of Monrovia. … Continue reading

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no bad day

Pushing off. Fishermen coming back from the sea stop to sell fresh lobsters before heading to port. When “God is in control” there can be no bad day. Marshall City, Liberia.

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Fisheries Science

The tropical morning sun was steaming last night’s modest rainfall to vapor as I stepped out to the street, hoping to hail a taxi for the 18 kilometer drive to meet Austin in the city of Paynesville. Traffic was light … Continue reading

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