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Fishy business (2012) (21 images)

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Kedah, with its vast padi fields may be better known as the rice bowl of Malaysia, but the state houses another industry crucial in feeding Malaysians a staple condiment - the anchovy (ikan bilis).

Accounting for 45% of the entire Malaysian anchovy fleet, the majority of ikan bilis fishermen in the country are based in Kedah.

With their wages being paid based on their catch for the day, ikan bilis fishermen don't earn a whole lot despite the high risk and...
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