Husband and wife Boy and Doris Gacasa fishing at dawn in Darocotan Bay. “We wake up at 3am each day to go out in our paddleboat. That’s the best time – when others are not around to disturb the fish,” says Doris. The couple, who met in a nearby village when Doris was 18 and Boy was 23, have been married for 44 years. They purchased their two-hectare property for five Pesos in the late 1970s and brought up their seven children fishing and farming upland rice, cashew nuts and bananas. “When the sea is too rough for fishing, we find other ways to make ends meet,” says Boy.