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Traditional fishing practices in Kiribati, especially on the outer islands, continue to thrive. The ocean, seen as a vital source of sustenance and a connection to culture, has profoundly influenced I-Kiribati people. This connection has created skilled seafarers and fishermen.
Traditional fishing encompasses a range of methods including hand fishing, coral-rock traps and the use of hooks and lures crafted from wood or coconut shells. These traditional fishing skills continue to hold high esteem and remain relevant in the daily lives of the I-Kiribati people.
I-Kiribati fish hooks gallery
See fish hooks from Kiribati in the collection below. Click on each image to view full screen and use the zoom functionality for more detail of each fish hook.