Otter Fishing in Bangladesh Could Soon Be a Distant Tradition

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By Mateja Lane

Otters have been used in Bangladesh to help fishermen catch fish for centuries. Yet, pollution and other modern problems are hurting the tradition of otter fishing.

Fishermen in Bangladesh have used river otters to help them catch fish for centuries. It is a unique tradition that creates a symbiotic relationship between the trained otter and fisherman.

Due to the pollution in the rivers of southwest Bangladesh, this tradition may soon be a distant memory. The pollution is killing more and more river life which means fewer fish. Many fishermen are struggling to maintain their lifestyles like many fishing communities across the …read more

Source:: Wide Open Spaces

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