Photographer's Note

The fishermen on the Morant Cays are strong. They have to be to live the life they do. Some of the best fishing grounds, such as Decca Ridge or Eight Mile Bank, are several kilometres away from the cays and are in deep water often in excess of 60m deep.

To be able to pull up a trap, like the antillean Z traps you can see in the distance, which are often loaded with many kilos of fish, one has to be strong. You see if you are not strong you could easily fall over-board. And if one falls over-board it won't be your strength that saves you from the many sharks that will be swimming round the boat fighting amongst themselves for any returned small fish.

For if you fall over-board into the path of the ferocious sharks only Jah will be able to save you from an almost certain death. And in the eyes of a shark, what better meal than a big fish compared to a small one?

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