Catching fish is a practice that goes back thousands of years
World's 'Oldest Fish Trap' Found Off Coast Of Sweden -- BBC
Wooden fish traps said to be some 9,000 years old have been found in the Baltic Sea off Sweden, possibly the oldest such traps in existence.
Marine archaeologists from Stockholm's Sodertorn University found finger-thick hazel rods grouped on the sea bed.
They are thought to be the remains of stationary basket traps.
"This is the world's oldest find when it comes to fishing," said Johan Ronnby, a professor in marine archaeology.
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My Comment: I guess ancient man had a taste for sea food.