Line fishing is an art primarily practiced by the inhabitants of Mauritius since it's not something that has really been developed as a tourist activity. You'll certainly see them palangrotte fishing off all of the island's coasts. This resource, of course, provides the natives with a source of food and enables tourists to sample some exquisite fish, such as the spearfish, the sea bream and the emperor, but deep-sea fishing has become far more widespread where tourism is concerned. In fact, lots of the hotels, as well as other companies on the island, offer this activity.
Fishing using a net is usually done at the beginning of March.© Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
In Creole, the local dialect, fish have a range of names that are easy to remember, like the 'Sacré Chien', or 'Sacred Dog' in English.© Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
The fishing industry represents 1% of the Mauritian GDP.© Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
There are about 61 fishing hotspots along the Mauritian coast.© Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice
Dug-out canoes are still used for fishing by some fisherman to this day.© Bamba Sourang / OT Ile Maurice