Teshie is a town in the south of Ghana where the majority of the residents are fishermen. The fishing industry, though not as big as Ghana's farming industry, supplies the country with a lot value and allows many people to earn a living.
The fishermen do not go out to sea on Tuesday because in their culture it is believed that the god of the sea was created on Tuesday. Going out fishing on Tuesdays is not seen as safe so instead the fishermen use this day to mend their canoes, nets etc.
The boats are given identification names by the individual owners. These names can be anything the owner wishes and can be serious, meaningful or even amusing at times.
Pulling the boats in is one of the highlights of the day; it is an activity they do while singing, to keep the rhythm while all pulling together. It is even more fun when tourists are allowed to join in.
In Ghana on of the popular methods of preserving fish is by smoking it. This is done in metal barrels, which the fish sit in for hours smoking. In the society, the smoking and selling of the fish is done by the women, while the men take care of the fishing.
Photos by Selasi Kumahia