Cormorant fishing on China's Li River is all but dying out. Fisherman set out with domesticated cormorants, a seabird, on bamboo rafts before sunrise and often in the early evening. These birds prey on fish. But the fishermen tie threads around the necks of the cormorants to prevent them from swallowing the fish they catch. Once the threads are set, the fishermen begin chanting on their boats to prompt the birds to dive down and retrieve the fish. They control their birds with long poles
Wearing beige hip waders and baseball hats, Nicole Goerlitz and Gene Aquilini carry a blue plastic tub filled with about two dozen stunned freshwater fish, most of them no longer than the length of a hand.
Dipping the tub into the water, they slowly splash cold water from the still-too-fast Bow River. They grab the fish — mostly White Suckers — one by one, wake them up with a wiggle and watch as they make a mad dash for deeper, cooler waters.
By Chris Katje: On October 26, the announcement came that Viacom had made a majority purchase of Bellator Fighting Championship. Bellator is a smaller version of the popular UFC, which competes in the growing Mixed Martial Arts sport. Back in August, Viacom lost its content distribution deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and since then has been rumored to be looking to make a play at a new league.
Ron Rowland submits:Global X brought out the Global X Fishing Industry ETF (FISN) yesterday (5/4/11), targeting companies engaged in commercial fishing, fish farming, fish processing or the marketing and sale of fish and fish products.
Sounds absurd, doesn't it? But, when doesn't an idea which pushes the limits of an industry (or in this case a sport) sound ridiculous initially? That is how industries evolve though. Perhaps salmon fishing in a country famed for its deserts is a trivial example, but it brings to light how - with enough passion, ...
It was supposed to be a three-day fishing trip at most. It turned into a three-week ordeal, drifting under an intense sun for hundreds of miles in the Caribbean in a small boat with a broken motor.
The two Jamaican fishermen survived by eating raw fish they caught and drinking water from melted ice they had brought to preserve their catch. The Colombian navy finally plucked them from the sea a week ago and delivered them home Saturday after treating them for severe dehydration, malnutrition and hypothermia.