Inshore Fishing in Kerala, India - Photo Plisson

Inshore Fishing in Kerala, India

The state of Kerala occupies a narrow coastal strip south-west of the Indian peninsula. The man lives there both on land and at sea. From Cochin (north) to Vilinjam (south), passing through Kollam and Kovallam, a whole community lives thanks to fishing with rudimentary but effective ways. The fishing hawk and purse are the most common. Indifferent to the rollers breaking on the beach Villinjam, sailors are crossing the bar to throw away their nets and then they get in rhythm to the shoreline. The result of fishing, depends largely on the monsoon. Sometimes, despite hours of effort the purse does not pay more than 2kg of fish. It is the equivalent of 5 € to share. To check it, just look above the canoes.

You can also fish at night. Each evening, the boats go about 1 mile from the coast, fishing in the light of oil lamps, illuminating the horizon of a glittering garland. When they are not at sea, the colourful canoes fall on the sand. There are many colours canoes and they sometimes show on the stem, a hallmark of the religion of the crew. A strong Christian community lives in Kerala. Bordering the Arabian Sea, a vast network of lagoons and inlets are insinuating themselves into the land form the Kerala Backwaters.

In these fluid and shifting landscapes, everyday life is impregnated by sea. You can fish other species, with other techniques, like those giant squares, common to Cochin, also called "Chinese net" and inherited from ancestral relationship with China.

Texte : Anne Jankeliowitch

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AA12671 On the beach of Vilinjan.
On the beach of Vilinjan. Philip Plisson AA12671

On the beach of Vilinjan.

AA12671

01/01/1900
4992 x 3328 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12672 On the beach of Vilinjan.
On the beach of Vilinjan. Philip Plisson AA12672

On the beach of Vilinjan.

AA12672

01/01/1900
4992 x 3328 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12665 Vilinjan.
Vilinjan. Philip Plisson AA12665

Vilinjan.

AA12665

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12660 Vilinjan.
Vilinjan. Philip Plisson AA12660

Vilinjan.

AA12660

01/01/1900
3336 x 5008 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12652 Detail of fishing vessel.
Detail of fishing vessel. Philip Plisson AA12652

Detail of fishing vessel.

AA12652

01/01/1900
4992 x 3328 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12657 On the beach of Kovallam.
On the beach of Kovallam. Philip Plisson AA12657

On the beach of Kovallam.

AA12657

01/01/1900
4992 x 3328 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12691 Return of fishing to Vilinjan.
Return of fishing to Vilinjan. Philip Plisson AA12691

Return of fishing to Vilinjan.

AA12691

01/01/1900
4992 x 3328 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12900 Fish in Kerala.
Fish in Kerala. Philip Plisson AA12900

Fish in Kerala.

AA12900

01/01/1900
6427 x 1890 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12901 Chinese Net.
Chinese Net. Philip Plisson AA12901

Chinese Net.

AA12901

01/01/1900
6859 x 2362 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12700 Departure for fishing in Vilinjam.
Departure for fishing in Vilinjam. Philip Plisson AA12700

Departure for fishing in Vilinjam.

AA12700

01/01/1900
4992 x 3328 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA23984 Vilinjam in Kerala, India.
Vilinjam in Kerala, India. Philip Plisson AA23984

Vilinjam in Kerala, India.

AA23984

01/01/1900
4992 x 3328 px
5 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA14218 Fishing in Kerala, India.
Fishing in Kerala, India. Philip Plisson AA14218

Fishing in Kerala, India.

AA14218

01/01/1900
4567 x 2633 px
958 Ko
RGB Truecolor
AA12902 Fish in Backwater.
Fish in Backwater. Philip Plisson AA12902

Fish in Backwater.

AA12902

01/01/1900
5066 x 2362 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12267 Fisherman in the kerala, India.
Fisherman in the kerala, India. Philip Plisson AA12267

Fisherman in the kerala, India.

AA12267

01/01/1900
3328 x 4992 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12651 On the beach of Kovallam.
On the beach of Kovallam. Philip Plisson AA12651

On the beach of Kovallam.

AA12651

01/01/1900
4992 x 3328 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12649 On the beach of Kovallam.
On the beach of Kovallam. Philip Plisson AA12649

On the beach of Kovallam.

AA12649

01/01/1900
3328 x 4992 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12268 Fisherman in the kerala, India.
Fisherman in the kerala, India. Philip Plisson AA12268

Fisherman in the kerala, India.

AA12268

01/01/1900
7087 x 3543 px
10 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12618 Cochin.
Cochin. Philip Plisson AA12618

Cochin.

AA12618

01/01/1900
3336 x 5010 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12624 Boats on the beach of Kollam.
Boats on the beach of Kollam. Philip Plisson AA12624

Boats on the beach of Kollam.

AA12624

01/01/1900
4992 x 3328 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12644 On the beach of Kovallam.
On the beach of Kovallam. Philip Plisson AA12644

On the beach of Kovallam.

AA12644

01/01/1900
3328 x 4992 px
1009 Ko
RGB Truecolor
AA12269 Fishing vessels, Kerala, India.
Fishing vessels, Kerala, India. Philip Plisson AA12269

Fishing vessels, Kerala, India.

AA12269

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12541 Stems of fishing vessels in Cochin.
Stems of fishing vessels in Cochin. Philip Plisson AA12541

Stems of fishing vessels in Cochin.

AA12541

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12603 Fishing in Cochin.
Fishing in Cochin. Philip Plisson AA12603

Fishing in Cochin.

AA12603

01/01/1900
3264 x 4896 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12270 Vilinjan, Kerala, India.
Vilinjan, Kerala, India. Philip Plisson AA12270

Vilinjan, Kerala, India.

AA12270

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
3 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12607 Fisherman in Cochin.
Fisherman in Cochin. Philip Plisson AA12607

Fisherman in Cochin.

AA12607

01/01/1900
3240 x 4860 px
2 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12272 Fishing with a seine in Kerala, India.
Fishing with a seine in Kerala, India. Philip Plisson AA12272

Fishing with a seine in Kerala, India.

AA12272

01/01/1900
5010 x 3336 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12612 Chinese nets in front of Cochin.
Chinese nets in front of Cochin. Philip Plisson AA12612

Chinese nets in front of Cochin.

AA12612

01/01/1900
4905 x 3270 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor
AA12271 Kovalam, Kerala, India.
Kovalam, Kerala, India. Philip Plisson AA12271

Kovalam, Kerala, India.

AA12271

01/01/1900
3336 x 5008 px
949 Ko
RGB Truecolor
AA12614 Chinese nets in front of Cochin.
Chinese nets in front of Cochin. Philip Plisson AA12614

Chinese nets in front of Cochin.

AA12614

01/01/1900
3228 x 4840 px
932 Ko
RGB Truecolor
AA12678 Hindu in Vilinjan.
Hindu in Vilinjan. Philip Plisson AA12678

Hindu in Vilinjan.

AA12678

01/01/1900
4992 x 3328 px
1 Mo
RGB Truecolor