The water rippled quietly around me as I sat in a kano out at sea. A hand line strung out over the side. Waiting for vis to bite was the longest wait. Around me, other children around my age sat in their canoes with their hand lines. meer skilled fishers were gegeven spears to go spear fishing with. But at the age of fifteen, I was not considered experienced enough. Children here start fishing at the age of 10. We aren't treated very well either. If we don't come back with a decent catch we get a flogging.