Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Australia nominates 6,000-year-old fish trap

Australian indigenous leaders are hopeful that a system of ancient eel traps dating back 6,000 years will be listed as a world heritage.


The intricate series of traps, which were built by the Gunditjmara people to manage eels in Lake Condah and Darlot Creek in western Victoria, are among the earliest surviving examples of aquaculture in the world.

The site, known to the indigenous people as Budj Bim, was included on Australia's heritage list in 2004 and has now been put forward for inclusion in the Australian government's nomination to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage council.
  [Xinhua/China]
10/1/17

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