14.4   Miracle Hole

              These are small square holes about 1-5 meters each sides and 0.1-0.5 m. deep dug along tidal flats near the shoreline. They are provided with branches of bamboos or twigs of trees. During high tide, they are flooded and some fish are therefore brought to the shore. The fish seeks shelter in the hole and as the tide recedes, the fish are impounded. The fishermen remove the branches and the fish are collected by scoop net or by hand.

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