Lifting the nets on Grand Gaube
Up in the north eastern corner of Mauritius lies the small fishing village of Grand Gaube, which offers a glimpse into a world still full of longstanding traditions, and where people make their living from the sea.
Beachcomber Magazine tells the story of these fishermen and their daily lives, as well as those whose jobs exist to support the industry such as the renowned Grand Gaube boat makers, whose pirogues are crafted from local jackfruit wood. Things may have changed over the years, as they always do, but these traditions and expertise are still being handed down through generations, and a sense of solidarity remains.
Read more about how Grand Gaube has managed to hold onto its unique seafaring character in Beachcomber Magazine’s fascinating feature Lifting the nets.