Friday, April 29, 2016

Fish on Friday

Cormorant fishing is done in parts of Asia.

The bird's throat is partially restricted with a cord or collar, to which a light line is attached. The tethered bird cannot fly away, nor can it fully ingest any fish it catches.

When a bird has swallowed one or two fish, the bird is gently pulled back in to the boat, and its throat is stroked to induce the fish to be coughed back up. Of course, the collar comes off at night, and the bird is allowed to eat two or three of the smaller fish it has caught during the day.

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