Ainaev Musa, 73, with a photograph of himself in a rowing boat. Musa caught his first fish in the Aral Sea when he was 13. His last fishing expedition dates back to 1980. What remains of his boat he can no longer say. We knew that our vessels were loaded on huge trucks to be taken ever further away from Muynak until in the end there were no more fish to catch. His three sons are all unemployed. One of them worked in the building industry, but since the Aral Sea disappeared nobody wants to build houses. Lots of people have already left the area.