Living in harmony with locals
It wasn’t always this way – for generations, local fishers have experienced a close relationship with the dolphins.
Over time, they have developed an extraordinary fishing technique that relies on the co-operation of the dolphins.
When the fishers make a splash on the surface with their oars, this sends a signal to the dolphins, who start to herd the fish into the net – it’s an incredible demonstration of the partnership we can have with wildlife, and it is quite a sight to behold!
Sadly, only a handful of fishermen still practice this cooperative fishing with the dolphins today.
This kind of communication needs a huge amount of trust from the dolphins, and this trust has plummeted in recent years as illegal electrofishing has surged.