What Appears To Be A Pile Of Trash Floating In The Ocean Is Much, Much More Than That. Wow.

What appears to be a pile of trash floating in the ocean is a tiny island of Migingo. In this island 131 fishermen and fish trader live. Wow, incredible pictures. 
This is the tiny island of Migingo, where 131 fishermen and fish traders live.
This is the tiny island of Migingo, where 131 fishermen and fish traders live.

 

It’s in the middle of Lake Victoria and it’s jam-packed…
It's in the middle of Lake Victoria and it's jam-packed...

 

Even though there is a much larger island right next door that is basically uninhabited.
Even though there is a much larger island right next door that is basically uninhabited.

 

Two fishermen from Kenya first arrived in 1991.
Two fishermen from Kenya first arrived in 1991.

 

Then, others followed in their footsteps.
Then, others followed in their footsteps.

 

More than100 boats bring in their catch every morning to this little island for weighing, then they sell it to buyers. After fish processing firms buy what they need, the fish is transported to the Kenyan mainland.
More than100 boats bring in their catch every morning to this little island for weighing, then they sell it to buyers. After fish processing firms buy what they need, the fish is transported to the Kenyan mainland.

 

Pirates began to target the island, so the people living there asked their governments for help.
Pirates began to target the island, so the people living there asked their governments for help.

 

The result was a huge ownership dispute between Kenya and Uganda.
The result was a huge ownership dispute between Kenya and Uganda.

 

Ownership still hasn’t been determined, but that hasn’t stopped people from carving out a life there.
Ownership still hasn't been determined, but that hasn't stopped people from carving out a life there.
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