Blast Fishing in Indonesiaالاثنين, سبتمبر 12, 2016 Florian Kunert/IRIN
On the Indonesian island of Kaledupa, fishermen like Lino create makeshift bombs out of plastic soda bottles to catch greater numbers of fish. Blast fishing can yield up to ten times more than traditional fishing but it decimates fish populations and destroys everything in its wake. More than seventy percent of Indonesia’s coral reef is severely deteriorated due to human activity, and blast fishing is one of the leading causes of this devastation.
But there just aren't as many fish as there used to be and Lino needs to find a way to feed his family.
Florian Kunert is a German filmmaker and has produced documentaries in South Africa, Cuba and Indonesia.