Saturday, July 16, 2011
Nautilus 63 – Fishing in East Timor
Late last year we acquired an excellent fibreglass fishing boat with a near new 15Hp Yamaha motor.
We have a two-fold purpose for this:
1. Provide Samuel with transport to various places on Atauro Island where he assists some communities
2. Start-up a small fishing business with a local fisherman
There is a 3km deep channel just off the coast of Dili which holds some promise of bringing in big fish. The locals fish with fishing line wrapped around a piece of wood or in shallow areas with nets. We think there is potential for the locals to be taught how to fish for the bigger fish out in deep water and make a decent wage. What we are looking for is someone who knows how to fish to come and show them how its done and set them up with some tackle. We can provide very affordable accommodation for someone to come to East Timor for a week for the express purpose of going fishing. Or a group of fishermen could get together and come over on a fishing trip to help teach the Timorese.
You know the old saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” I now give you the opportunity to act.
Please contact us for more details if you’re interested: