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12/04/2019 - 07:24

Oyster season in Lap An lagoon 

From the second to the third month of the lunar calendar, Lap An lagoon (Phu Loc District) is bustling with talking and laughter of oyster fishermen in the harvest season. For them, this is a hard work, as they have to work very early in the morning to collect the oysters for early shipments. Each heavy load of oysters is both their effort and desire for a full life for their families and children. Therefore, for generations, fishermen in Lap An lagoon still stick to oyster farming, although it may be not "good season, and good price" every single year, they have better life thanks to the oyster farming.

Thua Thien Hue Weekly would like to introduce a series of photos of collecting oysters in Lap An lagoon, taken by photographer Luong Nam Nhat Long!

Lap An lagoon is seen from above

Lap An lagoon is seen from above

Collecting oysters at dawn

Collecting oysters at dawn

Transfer the oysters to the shore

Transfer the oysters to the shore

Heavy loads of oysters on the shoulders

Heavy loads of oysters on the shoulders

Washing the oysters with water

Washing the oysters with water

Then packing them in sacks

Then packing them in sacks

As oyster shells are quite sharp, fishermen have to wear thick gloves to protect their hands

As oyster shells are quite sharp, fishermen have to wear thick gloves to protect their hands

Big oysters are sold to restaurants

Big oysters are sold to restaurants

While smaller ones are made into fermented oyster

While smaller ones are made into fermented oyster

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