If you’ve been to any of the country’s wet markets you would have seen (and smelled) them – dried and flattened whole fish that could pass for cardboard cutouts, slabs of salted fish fillets so hard and stiff they could be used as a weapon. This month we traveled to the seaside town of Vung Tau to photograph every stage of the process, from capture, to handling and processing, and eventually for sale to consumers.

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