Gambia artisanal fishery – Hook and line fishing

Credit: Peter K Mendy (Gambia)

The photos show a typical fishing boat in Gambia artisanal fishery. Hook and line fishing is used when fishing of large value species like; giant African threadfin, and Barracuda is targeted. Because of the warm climate, fishermen normally carry along those boxes and ice with them when going fishing to avoid a means to reduce post-harvest losses due to spoilage.

Hook and line fishing in Gambia Ice boxes on artisanal fishing boats in Gambia



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