Fish Sauce is a main ingredient to many dishes in Vietnam. The variety of fish sauce from Vietnam is called nước mắm. On my recent photographic journey to Vietnam I got to see several fish markets and also the fields where the fish are dried in preparation for the production of fish sauce. After harvesting the fish the liquid is poured out and the fish are left to dry under the sun. They are mixed several times a day and sorted through to find fish that have gone bad and these are eliminated. All of this is done by hand. They are then put into a container with a thin layer of salt on to to help fermentation and avoid maggots. Women and children work extremely hard in Vietnam. We went to the fields where the fish were drying and I couldn’t help but notice in spite of this “fishy” job, the congenial attitude of the workers. I found this one woman to be quite a character and she was definitely not camera shy!