Fish trap made from stones at the Fish Park in the lagoon at Maeva village, on Huahine-Nui on the island of Huahine, in the Leeward Islands, part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. Created at the time of the great chiefdoms, restored in the 1880s and still in use today, the traps catch fish between the tides and they are then captured with large nets. Some fish are kept and reared in the park to provide further food sources, in a form of aquaculture. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Fish trap made from stones at the Fish Park in the lagoon at Maeva village, on Huahine-Nui on the island of Huahine, in the Leeward Islands, part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. Created at the time of the great chiefdoms, restored in the 1880s and still in use today, the traps catch fish between the tides and they are then captured with large nets. Some fish are kept and reared in the park to provide further food sources, in a form of aquaculture. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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