Bilehdhoo is the second most populous island in Faafu Atoll. There are currently 1,380 residents of the island. The most common activity of the people of the island is agriculture and fishing.
Bilehdhoo is the second most populous island in Faafu Atoll. There are currently 1,380 residents of the island. The most common activity of the people of the island is agriculture and fishing. In addition, a large number of people are also active in the local tourism sector.
In the early 1990s, the island was engaged in sea fishing. The island is also famous for its captains. In regard of this, the Government awarded captains vessels on Fishermen's Day.(Inaam Dhoni, Inaz Dhoni)Changes have also been brought to the fishing in 1995, with the introduction of the Grouper fishing, all fishermen have begun to work on grouper fishing.Most of fishermen are hardworking. Fishermen spend a lot of time in the rough and rough seas.
There are currently 25 grouper fishing vessels in Bilehdhoo. Due to development of the time fisherman upgraded to fibre vessels instead of wooden vessels including the equipment used has undergone major changes.
Women in Bilehdhoo are well-known for their handcrafting hardworks.
Looking into island’s historical places, a banyan tree has been in existence for more than 200 years and signs that are inhabited by people in the past. There is also a big well forefathers used a long time ago in sight.In addition to Maldives embracing Islam, the first mosque (Masjidul Zukra) from ‘Hirigalu’ was build.