A fisherman gathers mussels on the waters of Manila Bay. Photo by Ezra Acayan, Copyright @Demotix (7/14/2013)

A fisherman gathers mussels on the waters of Manila Bay. Photo by Ezra Acayan, Copyright @Demotix (7/14/2013)

A fisherman at work on the polluted waters of Manila Bay against the backdrop of the Manila skyline. According to government statistics, fisherfolk comprise the poorest sector in the Philippines