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Plowing Seas

Plowing Seas

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Agriculture in Penghu is limited by the climate and barren soil conditions, and therefore most residents rely on fishing for their livelihood. Using the ocean as a farmland, they the early residents a half-fishing-half-farming production approach. The residents cleverly utilized local resources to survive in a hostile environment. For instance, they made use of the tidal changes and made building blocks from coral reefs to build large stone weirs to catch fish. They also used the coral blocks to build windbreak walls in order to protect crops, with these known as “caizhai”.

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