Date: Jun 27, 2016
By: Tyrone Siu
Under the darkness of the night sky, a small group of Taiwan fishermen set
sail off the northeast coast, light a fire on the end of a bamboo stick using chemicals and wait for the fish to come.
Like a magnet, hundreds of sardines leap out of the water toward the bright light waved by one fisherman and his colleagues angle their nets and haul in the catch.
There used to be 300 boats using the traditional fire fishing method each night but now there are only three, according to the local fishermen’s association in Jinshan District, north of Taipei. [FULL STORY]