Reportage Photo
Low tide bounty
A sack of seafood is dragged home

A sack of seafood is dragged home.

A seaweed float

A seaweed float

Harvesting seaweed

Harvesting seaweed

A shallow dive for seafood

A shallow dive for seafood

Pham Thi Ly carries a bag of seaweed on her head. She collects around 30 kilograms a day and can sell it for about VND100, 000 (US$4.74

Pham Thi Ly carries a bag of seaweed on her head. She collects around 30 kilograms a day and can sell it for about VND100, 000 (US$4.74).

A collection day starts at 3 p.m. and ends at sunset

A collection day starts at 3 p.m. and ends at sunset.

Urchins, sometimes called sea hedgehogs, are also found aplenty around the island's lava seams

Urchins, sometimes called sea hedgehogs, are also found aplenty around the island's lava seams.

The harvesters count their money from a day of hard work

The harvesters count their money from a day of hard work.

Some seafood is weighed and traded on the beach at the end of the day

Some seafood is weighed and traded on the beach at the end of the day.

Snails living at lava seams around the island are among the pickings

Snails living at lava seams around the island are among the pickings.

The monthly picks have become a major source of income for the islanders off Quang Ngai Province

The monthly picks have become a major source of income for the islanders off Quang Ngai Province.

A sack of seafood is dragged home
A seaweed float
Harvesting seaweed
A shallow dive for seafood
Pham Thi Ly carries a bag of seaweed on her head. She collects around 30 kilograms a day and can sell it for about VND100, 000 (US$4.74
A collection day starts at 3 p.m. and ends at sunset
Urchins, sometimes called sea hedgehogs, are also found aplenty around the island's lava seams
The harvesters count their money from a day of hard work
Some seafood is weighed and traded on the beach at the end of the day
Snails living at lava seams around the island are among the pickings
The monthly picks have become a major source of income for the islanders off Quang Ngai Province