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An overcast morning prompted a long walk along the almost deserted beach an conversation with a few local fishermen.

Dug out canoes are the traditional fishing vessels of the South Kenyan fishermen. Made from the hollowed out trunks of mango trees and sometimes fitted with outriggers and enlarged by adding planks, these vessels are seen all along the beaches. It is seldom that one man owns a boat alone, usually the atisanal (informal sector) fishermen form a cooperative and make or buy the boat and nets as a group. It is estimated that about there are about 5000 artisanal fishermen in Kenya.

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