Thousand of ‘Otule fish are shared by residents at Ha’apai’s beaches

PHOTO: Thousand of ʻOtule fish arrived at Faleloa beach. Photo/Lovely Tuʻivailala

Thousands of ‘Otule fish (also known as Bigeye Scad fish) were spotted at a beach in Faleloa, Ha’apai this week.

The fish have been sighted at the Faleola beach since April.

Locals believe that the arrival of the ‘Otule signifies that it is the beginning of their breeding season.

To catch the fish, residents have been arriving at the beach with fishing nets.

The catch was then disseminated into small piles on the sand before the locals divided the catch amongst themselves.

Some locals were spotted carrying their share in sacks to their vehicles.

Photos of the villagers’ celebration of the ‘Otule’s arrival have been showcased on social media.

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Thousand of ʻOtule fish arrive at Faleloa beach. Photo/Lovely Tuʻivailala
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Residents use sack to carry their share home. Photo/Lovely Tuivailala
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Residents arrive at the beach with fishing nets. Photo/Lovely Tuʻivailala

 

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