FU-TZU YANG

TAIWAN

'Peng Hu Islands, composed of 90 islands and islets in Taiwan, is my hometown. I grew up by the sea. Stone fish weirs are obstructions built in tidal areas, and are one of the remaining methods of traditional fishing in the world. Despite population sprawl, many old stone weirs remain. In Peng Hu, our ancestors built different stone weir structures. To keep these precious memories and historical stories, I have visited and documented nearly 700 stone weirs with drones, and with photos and interviews, I started an information platform for Peng Hu weirs. I sincerely hope this information can contribute to conservation of stone weirs to understand ancient wisdom in a fast-changing world with sprawling populations, and I look forward to seeing stone weirs becoming potential world heritage areas.'