National Geographic : 1956 Jan
© National Geographic Society ' Fishermen Stretch Nets in Blue Bay to Catch Flying Mullet To excite their quarry, Creoles slap bamboo poles against boats and water. + Trying to escape, the mullet leap the top of a net hung vertically, only to land helpless on this surface net, buoyed by poles. Tasty Young Octopuses Dry in the Sun + on Rodrigues Island Page 99: Shore waters of the Mascarenes abound in fish, octopus, and squid. Islanders wade the shallows for baby octopus and hang their catch on poles like Monday's wash. A smelly cargo of dried octopus ac companied the author from Rodrigues to Mauritius.