Every day at sunset at the wide mouth of Thu Bon River, lots of fishing nets like this one are lowered into the water to catch fish at night. Held in place by bamboo sticks and tight ropes, each fishing net is around 10 square metres and lifted out of the water for protection during the day. At night, though, the fishermen lower the nets into the water for one or two hours and then slowly pull on the ropes until the whole net is suspended above the water. Then, using small long-tail boats paddled beneath the nets, the fishermen manipulate long bamboo sticks to guide the fish to the bottom of the net and spill them directly into their boats. This procedure is repeated again and again until dawn.
January 27th, 2019
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