Photographer's Note

In the bay of Alinda, Leros. The two fishermen spent a lot of time waiting and observing the sea and the marks they had set in that area. I spent a long time looking at them before giving up on the waiting game. This is their life, at times on calm and beautiful sceneries, at other times on rough or dangerous waters.
Always embracing hope and struggling with uncertainty.


In the Dodecanese, employment dependency on the fisheries sector is one of the highest in Greece, surpassed only by the northern Aegean and the Ionian islands[.]
In general, fishing is multi-species, although there are seasonal variations in the composition ofthe catch. Target species are, however, identified for some fishing grounds, such as some large pelagics and certain types of specialised small coastal fish. The main species caught are anchovy, sardine, hake, red mullet, picarel, gilthead bream, horse mackerel, shrimp and squid[.]
Fishing in the Dodecanese is undertaken by a fleet of 1 171 small multi-purpose vessels[. ]
The coastline and seabed are very broken, with a large number of mooring points. There are three main ports: Rhodes, Kalymnos and Lakki [Leros]. These three ports are home to 70% of the fishing fleet, 85% of its gross tonnage and 81% of its engine power. The larger boats are based at Kalymnos and, to a far lesser extent, Rhodes.[]
Three combinations of gear are used by 69% of the Dodecanese fleet: set longlines with set (anchored) gill nets, set longlines with trammel nets and trammel nets with set (anchored) gill nets. Some of the larger vessels practice trawling.

Thanks for the visit, a lovely month to everyone.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ourania Karali (ourania) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4869 W: 13 N: 10027] (51103)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-04-25
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-05-01 0:49
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