Not catching any fish? Make some bird friends!

Cormorant fishing, a traditional method in which fishermen use trained birds (cormorants) to fish in rivers.

Common to places like Japan, China and Korea, as well as Greece, Macedonia, and, briefly, England and France, this is a dying ancient method to fish.
To control the birds, the fishermen tie a snare near the base of the bird’s throat, that prevents the birds from swallowing larger fish, which are held in their throat. Fishermen extract the large fish, but pay the birds with smaller fish.

Though cormorant fishing once was a successful industry, its primary use today is to serve the tourism industry.

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