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a person checking red fishing net for damage in Vietnam
March 8, 2016

Make and Mend

In the Mekong Delta town of My Tho, Vietnam, a flowing expanse of fishing net is carefully checked for damage. This image offers a glimpse into the daily routine of area fishermen, says the photographer, Your Shot member Phạm Tỵ. “After a long trip at sea, they have to check and mend the damaged nets … It sometimes takes a half day to finish their work. Therefore, the fishermen … mend the nets as fast as possible for the next trip to sea.”

Tỵ's shot was recently featured in the Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Phạm Tỵ, National Geographic Your Shot

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