Filipino fisherman Louis Rebamonte
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Working Lives Cebu: Fisherman

Six months ago, Louis Rebamonte, a fisherman on the Philippine island of Bantayan, used to catch 10kg of fish a day, enough to provide comfortably for his family.

Today he says he is lucky if he manages just half a kilo even after up to 12 hours far out at sea in his small outrigger boat, or bangka.

The reason for the change is the destructive power of Typhoon Haiyan, which six months ago largely destroyed the local coral and fish habitat.

You can read more about the Philippines here.

  • 16 May 2014
  • From the section Asia
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