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Last waltz looms for Myanmar’s dolphins and fishermen

Drifting down the moonlit Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River in Myanmar, gangs of fishermen drop car batteries into the water. Electrocution, or “shock,” fishing is punishable by hefty fines and years in jail, but that hasn’t deterred these fishermen, who can stun entire schools of fish at once and rake in the profits. Come morning, traditional local […]