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Landscapes of Fishing

  • 8th Mar - 25th Mar 2016
  • Heritage Gallery

The Landscapes of Fishing is a stunning collection of images by internationally renowned photo-journalist Vince Bevan. The photographs portray the richness and diversity of inshore fishing in the four countries bordering the Southern North Sea and the English Channel: France, England, Belgium and the Netherlands. These photographs offer a poignant reminder of an industry struggling to survive against a backdrop of strict regulation and quota restrictions. Regardless of all its current challenges, this historic profession continues to contribute to the character and identity of coastal communities across Europe, for the benefit of residents and tourists alike. This collection of photographs have been exhibited at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall (UK), the Oostende Library (Belgium) and De Drvkkery (Netherlands) in 2014.

The exhibition was put together as part of the GIFS project (Geography of Inshore Fishing and Sustainability) and co-funded by INTERREG IVA 2 Seas project.