In the following video we are given an insight into the lives of the Dogon people of Mali and their annual fishing ceremony at Lake Antogo. This ritual has become a sacred part of the community who practise this mass fishing custom every year. You might wonder how this style of fishing is sustainable. How can a lake stripped bare provide enough fish for the tribes after such ruthless techniques?
Fishing on the lake any other part of the year is banned, helping sustain fish stocks for the one day that the lake is almost cleared. I think it’s incredible that some of the hungriest people on the planet can respect the natural world enough not to exploit it at every opportunity they can, while industrial fishing more developed countries often overfish lakes and seas with no regard for the environment.
Watch the incredible footage here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tc6ywqoL6o