Fishermen living around Peru’s largest and oldest port have harvested the sea as a means of survival since the 16th century. Many fear a project to modernize El Callao, transforming it into the most important port on South America’s Pacific coast, will force them to abandon fishing.
Nov. 29, 2012 A fishing crew heads out on their boliche, the Peruvian term for the boats that are used by fishermen who fish with nets, for an expedition in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of El Callao, Peru. Development of Peru’s largest and oldest port, to be overseen by a global shipping industry giant based in the Netherlands, will expand operations there over the next couple of years. Rodrigo Abd/AP Buy Photo