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Night Fishing in Moonlit Sea in Eerie Silence - PHOTOS

World | News18 | September 18, 2019, 3:16 pm
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 Using only handheld waterproof flashlights under a moonlit sky Bingham and Gooden swim over the reef and seagrass meadows, diving down to shoot lobsters along the way. The eerie silence beneath the surface is punctured only by a clanking sound as their spears make an impact.<br /><br />Delroy Gooden spearfishes at night, which is banned, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. Gooden says he goes spearfishing at night three to four times a week. Tonight he'll end up selling his catch for 3,000 Jamaican dollars, the equivalent of about 22 U.S. dollars. (Image: AP)

Using only handheld waterproof flashlights under a moonlit sky Bingham and Gooden swim over the reef and seagrass meadows, diving down to shoot lobsters along the way. The eerie silence beneath the surface is punctured only by a clanking sound as their spears make an impact.

Delroy Gooden spearfishes at night, which is banned, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. Gooden says he goes spearfishing at night three to four times a week. Tonight he'll end up selling his catch for 3,000 Jamaican dollars, the equivalent of about 22 U.S. dollars. (Image: AP)

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 Nicholas Bingham enters the water to go night spearfishing, which is banned, especially in the sanctuaries set up to protect the island's endangered coral reefs and replenish fish stocks, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

Nicholas Bingham enters the water to go night spearfishing, which is banned, especially in the sanctuaries set up to protect the island's endangered coral reefs and replenish fish stocks, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

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 Nicholas Bingham grabs his speargun while leaving the home of Gary Gooden as they prepare to go night spearfishing, which is banned, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

Nicholas Bingham grabs his speargun while leaving the home of Gary Gooden as they prepare to go night spearfishing, which is banned, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

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 Nicholas Bingham stands at the water's edge before jumping in to go night spearfishing, which is banned, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

Nicholas Bingham stands at the water's edge before jumping in to go night spearfishing, which is banned, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

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 White River Fish Sanctuary warden Lipton Bailey prepares to head out on a patrol in White River, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

White River Fish Sanctuary warden Lipton Bailey prepares to head out on a patrol in White River, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

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 Nicholas Bingham enters the water to go night spearfishing, which is banned, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. Bingham says he has to resort to illegal night spearfishing to make up for lost wages from the sanctuary's restrictions.

Nicholas Bingham enters the water to go night spearfishing, which is banned, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. Bingham says he has to resort to illegal night spearfishing to make up for lost wages from the sanctuary's restrictions. "From the time I was born fishing is all I do. It's my bread and butter," said Bingham. "There's not many other jobs to do. What am I going to do, take up a gun? (Image: AP)

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 Nicholas Bingham and Delroy Gooden, prepare to climb over a wall to go night spearfishing, which is banned, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

Nicholas Bingham and Delroy Gooden, prepare to climb over a wall to go night spearfishing, which is banned, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

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 Nicholas Bingham spearfishes at night, which is banned, under a moonlit sky, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

Nicholas Bingham spearfishes at night, which is banned, under a moonlit sky, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

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 Nicholas Bingham enters the water to go night spearfishing, which is banned, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

Nicholas Bingham enters the water to go night spearfishing, which is banned, in Stewart Town, Jamaica. (Image: AP)

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 White River Fish Sanctuary wardens Mark Lobban and Donald Anderson patrol the no-take zone for illegal fishermen under the moonlight in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Spearfishing at night in Jamaica is illegal, especially in the sanctuaries set up to protect the island's endangered coral reefs and replenish fish stocks. (Image: AP)

White River Fish Sanctuary wardens Mark Lobban and Donald Anderson patrol the no-take zone for illegal fishermen under the moonlight in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Spearfishing at night in Jamaica is illegal, especially in the sanctuaries set up to protect the island's endangered coral reefs and replenish fish stocks. (Image: AP)

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