National Geographic : 1940 Mar
Photograph by Photo-Presse CLOSE TO ONE OF THEIR STURGEON TRAPS FISHERMEN ERECT TENTS OF WILLOWWITHE AND THATCH Black Sea sturgeon, seeking spawning grounds, swim up the fresh-water streams veining the marshlands ofthe Danube Delta. Fences across thechannels are closed behind the ascending fish. Trapped, they are easily netted or gaffed in the shallow waters. During thebusy fishing season, themen liveinthese crude encampments, returning to Valcov only for supplies.