Cormorant Fishing! What is it? Scroll down for the full version, but basically the fisherman uses these large birds that dive into the river for fish and they tie a string at the base of the birds throat so that the birds can't swallow their catch :( The fisherman then "encourages" the bird to spit out the fish into his bucket.
These birds were amazing. We understood it takes over 3 years to train one and it was as if each one had their own personality. We once again hopped a boat that took us out at night on the Li River to watch this amazing centuries old tradition of fishing. It was fascinating. Guess there isn't a PETA org. in China!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Posted by Susan at 9:27 AM