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old cormorant fisherman

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Cormorant fishing is a tradition that dates back hundreds of years in China and Japan, and is also practiced in Macedonia.

 

The birds are taken by the fisherman at a young age and become bonded to him. They catch fish according to natural instincts but are prevented from swallowing all but the smallest fish by a ring placed around their neck during the fishing.

 

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Taken on May 30, 2009