Tongli Village
Cormorant Fishing

Fishing is still done with Cormorants although most commercial fishing has moved to nets. The Cormorants are fisheaters; the collars around their necks prevent them from swallowing the fish. When they return to the boat and release the fish they are given a piece of fish as a reward.

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