Early morning scene of two fishermen and their wooden boat floating on the Guanabara Bay with Escola Naval (Naval School) and the Sugar Loaf on the background.
Although pollution is present – even with the presence of heavy metals and aromatic hydrocarbons at some specific areas of the bay, a few thousand families are still able to make a living from fishing there.
Which makes me think: where the fishes I have been eating come from?
Struggles due to sharing the water with major ships (which implies in a limited area accessible for fishing) and oil releases along with sewage from residential and industrial areas surrounding the bay are some of many issues the Guanabara Bay based fishermen face.
The Naval School is an institution of the Brazilian Navy for higher education of their personnel. Sited on one of the many islands of the Guanabara Bay, it was stablished under Portuguese ruling (before independence) and moved to the present location in 1938.
Photo taken on 09/Feb/2016.