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Young fishermen relax by their camp. They stay only metres from the sea for months at a time, as it is one of the only places to catch fish in the Aral Sea area. The construction of a 13km dyke and dam at the foot of the Northern Aral has caused water levels to rise 12 metres from its lowest level in 2003. And with the increased water, its salinity has dropped, meaning that fish are now in sufficient numbers to make fishing viable.