Xiaoliuqiu (小琉球嶼) is a small island in southwest Taiwan. The ground is rather infertile, yet the sea ripe with plenty of fish. Fishing was historically the most important industry, taken over by tourism in the last decades. Such a process might be driven by opportunities and hopes, but it carries setbacks in its tow. As more and more tourists come, the fishing industry loses workers for their catch – and the corals as shipping grounds.
And yet, looking at them, the potential workers, can you blame them?