The Li River fisherman is famous for the traditional Cormorant Fishing practice, which is undertaken along the Li River. This traditional fishing style has a long history of more than 1,000 years on the Li River. These fishermen train the cormorant birds to catch fish for them. The Cormorant Birds stand perched on the bamboo raft whilst waiting to catch fish.
Usually, a Li River fisherman would choose a shallow section of the Li River to let the cormorants catch fish. When the bamboo raft stops, the Li River fisherman speaks a special command, which the birds understand and subsequently dive into the water to go fishing. When the fish are caught, the cormorants won’t eat/swallow them but keep the fish in their mouth to return to the fisherman.