Tiua Parai, 52, a mother of four children, collects shells in Tarawa lagoon during high tide.
Tiua says: 'A few year ago I never looked for shells as we had plenty of fish to eat. But now we have problems with fish, fishermen don't bring much because of the bad weather and strong waves. My husband is in prison, so I have to support my four kids. I don't have a job. Sometimes I weave 'Te Rau' (names of people and places that are added to dresses) and sell them for 50 cents each. I can make up to 100 Australian Dollars every forthright, but this is not enough to buy food for my family. So every high tide I go here with my children and try to find some food in the sea.'