Kosi Bay Fish Traps


Representing indigenous fishing methods spanning 700 years,  the Kosi Bay Fish Traps are the oldest existing cultural fishing in South Africa.

Constructed in three of the four lakes of the Kosi Bay Wetlands, the traps or crawls are passed down from father to son and represent an ancient form of subsistence fishing that has for centuries maintained a sustainable balance.

Kosi Bay is the most north East coastal lake system in South Africa, a stones throw away from the Mozambique border.

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