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The Pangalanes Canal, Madagascar(17 images)

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The Pangalanes Canal runs along 600 km of the Eastern coast of Madagascar. It was built by the French in the 40?s to facilitate the transport of goods (mainly minerals and tropical wood) from the interior of the island towards Toamasina?s harbour, the main commercial port in the country.
It once was the only route during the raining season and was a prosperous area. After independence the...
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  • The Pangalanes Canal, Madagascar
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  • The fishers go out at 5 o'clock in the morning on the Indian Ocean, trying to pass the shore break. The sea has bigger and more fish, but if they don't manage to pass the shore, they will fish in the canal. This day only a few fishers managed to pass it; some kept trying for several hours. The weather was particularly difficult that morning.
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  • A fisher is very lucky, he has caught a big carangue in the sea that morning; it was a hard fight and the fish managed to destroy most of his net before he pulled it in. He was very happy because he sold the fish for more than he usually makes.
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  • The Pangalanes Canal, Madagascar
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