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Tuna Fishing

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Funae fishermen catching skipjack tuna near Manado Tua using anchovies as live bait. The catch is landed around midday in the Manado auction market. The entire fishing trip, from buying the bait to selling the fish at the market, takes 12-17 hours. Fisherman from Bunaken Island, start their hard work when they buy live anchovies in Tanawangko, on mainland Manado, at midnight. When there are no anchovies to buy, they catch their own live bait. The funae boat has a huge aquarium hole inside its main belly to keep the live bait. Later on, this belly serves as the holding area for the day’s catch.