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Uriti wades across the shallow ocean night fishing using a kerosene lantern to stun the fish moving past on the incoming tide. Uriti learnt how to fish from his father and the men of the family now fish 2-3 times per week, usually for about 2 hours each time to provide a food source for the family as well as a small income stream. Uriti says it is now becoming increasingly difficult to catch big fish without going out to sea with a boat. Uriti and his father both believe the lack of fish is a direct result from the large number of commercial fishing vessels now fishing just off the coast from South Tarawa island in Kiribati.

Uriti wades across the shallow ocean night fishing using a kerosene lantern to stun the fish moving past on the incoming tide. Uriti learnt how to fish from his father and the men of the family now fish 2-3 times per week, usually for about 2 hours each time to provide a food source for the family as well as a small income stream. Uriti says it is now becoming increasingly difficult to catch big fish without going out to sea with a boat. Uriti and his father both believe the lack of fish is a direct result from the large number of commercial fishing vessels now fishing just off the coast from South Tarawa island in Kiribati.