Unemployment and loss of purchasing power are enforcing portuguese families and immigrants to professional activities we thought were lost, such as fishing, coal extraction and iron foundry. Even though we are in the XXI century and thecnology is in constant evolution, there are small towns that take refuge in what we call “long time professions”. For example, small-scale fishing can be seen as an anti-crisis weapon. Wide industries are now disposing of labor, forcing workers to subsist from small-sacale fishing. In the last couple of months there’s been an exponencial increase of fishermans in ria de Aveiro. In fact as some people say “if ria de Aveiro wasn’t so rich, there would be people starving.”