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bubu (the traditional fish-trap)

The bubu is made of bamboo, with rattan rings as frames. It is shaped like a barrel but tapered towards the end to resemble a cone. Its mouth is fitted with a separat funnel entrance that allows the fish or prawns to pass through with ease in one direction only.


The bubu is usually positioned in knee or thigh deep water near the bank, preferably among the reed. It is seldom necessary to fix the trap to a post, except perhaps in fast moving water.

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Taken on August 14, 2008