CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1988 |
On the waters of Africa's Lake Victoria, a Kenyan fisherman strains to retrieve his catch from the long lines he set hours before. Balancing in his handmade wooden boat, he uses a pair of 2-foot steel hooks to impale the gills. He heaves aboard his handmade wooden boat a 6-foot fish weighing 400 pounds. It is a Nile perch, also known as the "elephant of the water." Hauling it in is barely worth the effort. The big fish, which resembles a monstrous snook, is nearly worthless.