22 Oct '11, 4am

The Annotated Budak: Meshsacre by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Meshsacre by @budak

Today, a people at home on the sea and at heart alive only when bound to the rhythms of the tide still survive in high flats, where they dream of village life and the void of urban existence. Their former haunts, reclaimed and ravaged or reserved for grander developments, no longer suffer the craft of men who sailed to feed their families or face the market power of mainland fishmongers. Then, children, or the poorest of bachelors with no means to acquire a boat or bubu, resorted to hook, line and sinker. Others built traps of mangrove poles and wire mesh to pen schools seeking to escape the tide. Larger nets were placed by tidal creeks and flats, and their owners planned their hunts according to the moon, currents and weather, for they pursued a living reliant on optimal yields and could scarcely afford the loss of fresh catches.

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