In post-revolutionary Tunisia, bottom trawling, a dangerously damaging and illegal fishing method practiced for decades in the shallow seas around the Kerkennah islands has tremendously increased, due in part, to the sudden rise of unemployment, but also of corruption and the weakening of the authorities in a complicated political and social setting. This has dramatically impacted the livelihood of Kerkennian fishermen. In December 2012 around 800 of them gathered in about 100 traditional fishing boats and left the port of Kraten, on the northern edge, heading towards the Italian island of Lampedusa. They were forced to return before reaching international waters but succeeded in making the statement that they no longer feel welcome in a country that has failed to protect their vital resources. National media immediately covered the event and the government promised concrete action. A few months later, nothing has changed and the issue seems to be forgotten. In Kraten and in other Kerkennian villages, fishermen continue their everyday struggle in a harsh natural, economic and political landscape.