cormorant fishing

Enjoy sights and traditions of Japan’s heartland in new Gifu prefecture-focused feature【Video】

The mountains are calling and I must go watch them from the comfort of my couch

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An amazing 1,300-year old way of fishing involving birds diving underwater is going extinct

Cormorant fishing on China’s Li River is all but dying out.

Fisherman set out with domesticated cormorants, a seabird, on bamboo rafts before sunrise and often in the early evening. These birds prey on fish. But the fishermen tie threads around the necks of the cormorants to prevent them from swallowing the fish they catch.

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