FISHING - Sunset Island

  • 2008-04-16
  • By Vincent Freeman
HIIUMAA - There was a time when life on the Island of Hiiumaa revolved around fishing. It not only provided a livelihood for inhabitants of the island but also basic sustenance. Maris Ounapuu, the daughter of a fisherman and now a tourism expert, describes the importance of the trade to her family."The sea was like God. If the sea was good to you, you eat well 's if it was cruel you didn't eat. It was the main source of food for a long time. Ask anybody what their favorite food is, [the answer] is fish," she said.Now fishing is dying for a whole host of reasons, none of which is...
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