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Timor Woman Collects Fish at Sunset | by United Nations Photo
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Timor Woman Collects Fish at Sunset

As in all coastal communities in Timor-Leste, the ocean both feeds and sustains villagers. For generations coastal communities in Asia have relied on a wide range of fish for their livelihoods. However, fish stocks in South-East Asia are being significantly depleted due to illegal fishing and overfishing.

A woman collects fish and sipu at sunset in the Dili District.

Photo ID 403761. 09/07/2009. Dili, Timor-Leste. UN Photo/Martine Perret.

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Taken on July 9, 2009