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Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive

Fishing remains an important source of domestic food and revenue for many Emiratis

Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Emirati fishermen carry a shark that they caught on the Gulf of Oman coast off the emirate of Fujairah on February 3, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Seagulls fly over the Gulf of Oman as an Emirati fisherman pulls in the nets on the coast off the Dibba al-Fujairah north east of the United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Seagulls fly over an Emirati fishing boat off the Gulf of Oman coast of Dibba al-Fujairah north east of the United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Seagulls fly over the Gulf of Oman as Emirati fishermen pull in their nets off the coast of Dibba al-Fujairah north east of the United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Seagulls fly over the Gulf of Oman as Emirati fishermen pull in their nets off the coast of Dibba al-Fujairah north east of the United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Emirati fishermen carry their catch on the Gulf of Oman coast off the emirate of Fujairah on February 3, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Emirati fishermen prepare their nets on the Gulf of Oman coast off the emirate of Fujairah on February 3, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Emirati fishermen pull in their nets as their day's catch is seen on the Gulf of Oman coast off the emirate of Fujairah on February 3, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Emirati fishermen prepare their nets on the Gulf of Oman coast off the emirate of Fujairah on February 3, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Emirati fishermen pull in their nets on the Gulf of Oman coast off the emirate of Fujairah on February 3, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Seagulls fly over Emirati fishermen as they pull in their nets on the Gulf of Oman coast off the emirate of Fujairah on February 3, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Seagulls fly over Emirati fishermen as they pull in their nets on the Gulf of Oman coast off the emirate of Fujairah on February 3, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Seagulls fly over Emirati fishermen as they pull in their nets on the Gulf of Oman coast off the emirate of Fujairah on February 3, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
Emirati fishermen pull in their nets on the Gulf of Oman coast off the emirate of Fujairah on February 3, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Gulf in focus: Emirati fishermen keep traditions alive
An Emirati fisherman walks past the fishing nets on the Gulf of Oman coast off the emirate of Fujairah on February 3, 2012. Fishing is an important source of domestic food in United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)