For Anthony Pangelinan, being a fisherman is more than a skill – it is a way of life. His
relationship with the ocean secures his survival during tough times, and provides him with food,
healing and joy. He believes it is his life’s purpose to pass on his knowledge so future
generations may know how important it is to protect both land and sea. In his eyes, “One of the
most important customs to pass on is to respect the ocean… To respect our ocean is to care for it,
to allow it to prosper”.