Bound to Water

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Octavian Grigoras, 25 and Adrian Makarenko, 31 are professional cooperate fishermen in the Romanian part of the Danube Delta, the largest European wetland and a Unesco Natural World Heritage Site.

The men are facing strict environmental requirements to ensure a sustainable fishery inside the biosphere reserve. They solely fish with the traditional method by using nets which are immersed and pulled in by hand.

Since Romania joined the European Union, the local fishermen have to compete with cheaper fish from breeding cultures from abroad which makes keeping their prices stable more and more difficult.
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