Jan 122009

Ever hear of “cormorant fishing”?

It’s pretty interesting.

Basically, you get the birds to do all the work for you πŸ˜†

Step 1) Tie together some bamboo logs to form a raft, and rig up a floodlight to some kind of generator.

Step 2) Secure a fleet of cormorants.

Step 3) Tie a string around the birds’ necks so they can’t swallow anything.

Step 4) Go out at night and let the birds dive for fish. When they catch one, wring out their throat into a basket.

Step 5) Every 5 or 6 fish, loosen the string so the bird can eat.

Step 6) Generate some additional revenue by showing the above procedure to silly, thick-walleted tourists.

Step 7) Enjoy your fresh fish dinner!

  9 Responses to “Cormorant Fishing”

  1. i knew it from text when i studied in the elementary school.:-))

  2. …or if you’d watched Globe Trekker from (tada) Guilin.

  3. Ah – never seen that one – I guess I should probably check it out! πŸ™‚

  4. oh,poor birds.
    I think we do it in Japan as well.

  5. Hero King! δΉ…γ—γΆγ‚ŠοΌ πŸ™‚

    Yeah, I have to say the farmer’s treatment of his birds could’ve done with some improvement. But then, animal rights never have been the greatest in China πŸ˜›

  6. hahaha…..never saw this….cool, but cruel

  7. They have this in Uji also.

  8. Andy: More cruel than tying up a chicken behind a temple for tourists to shoot at with a crossbow? πŸ˜›

    David: Really! I had no idea. I might have to check that out next time I’m in the area πŸ™‚

  9. hello all

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