Dynamite fishing in Asia [video]

by | May 16, 2013 | Advanced Aquarist | 0 comments

In this video, presented by the Sustainable Aquarium Industry Association, we get an in-depth look at why and how fishermen practice dynamite fishing in the Philippines.  We see first-hand how fishermen take empty brandy bottles, fill them with a mix of sand and fertilizer, and then seal it with pieces of old rubber flip-flops and a “firecracker” with a shortened fuse. These firecrackers are not what we typically call a firecracker in the States as they are larger and appear to be either as big or larger than M80’s.

Later in the documentary, we see how they are employed and also talk to a fisherman that was a bit too reckless with his bomb and injured three fingers on his hand when one went off too early.

The docuentary was produced by NDR Media GmbH for german TV from 02/17/2013.


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