Luís comes from a family of fishermen. His great-grandfather started fishing in the tiny village of Cabo de Gata, near Almería, Spain, many years ago. Today, Luís is teaching is son the ropes. He’s the first of the fifth generation of fishermen from this family.
Artisanal fishing makes up over 60% of all fishing here in Andalucía, the southern region of Spain. The methods they use are sustainable and cause little damage to the sea and to fish stocks: they know that if they catch everything today, there will be nothing left for them to catch tomorrow. So they look after their patch, they don’t catch young fish, they don’t damage the bottom of the sea and their discards are minimal. This allows fish stocks to replenish, ensuring there’s plenty left for future generations. Continue reading