Cormorant fishing in troubled waters as fishing ban takes effect

Over the vast, misty Poyang Lake, Yuan Guosheng wears a raincoat and a straw hat while pushing his boat into the water using a small bamboo stick. On the boat stand his 21 black “fellows:” the cormorants.,, The old fishing skill, however, is losing charm in modern times, driven away by modern technology and a national fishing ban. Earlier this month, China began a 10-year fishing ban on key areas of the Yangtze River to protect biodiversity in the country’s longest waterway. >click to read< 10:17

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