Fishing Net Profit| 7mins
Director: Jason Taylor | Producer: Jason Taylor
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: United Kingdom
As a communityâ€™s environment and lifestyles change, so do its priorities: the traditions of hand-made wooden fishing boats are disappearing. At the far end of the beach, unloved and uncared for, beautifully-crafted wooden boats lay rotting and vandalized and once-valuable and cherished nets are now buried in the sand.
Itâ€™s not just the changing social dynamic that is responsible for these changes. The fishermen told me that they want to fish, but what else could they do, when the beach is full of money-touting tourists and there are so few fish to catch? Over the last few years, fishermenâ€™s catches have steadily dropped, and the biggest culprit responsible for these decreasing catches lay just a little out to sea â€“ the trawlers.