Hunt in cold waters
Deep-sea Fishermen take part in one of the world’s most dangerous professions and, in spite of the risks, the majority of them are deeply attached to their way of life. To get a better understanding of the motivations of these men of the sea, we climbed aboard with two teams, tracking the enormous shoals of herring in the icy waters if the northern hemisphere where some very different techniques must be used. In Alaska, the sailors of the Shadow Fax take part in a veritable race against time. The most spectacular and lucrative of all the kinds of fishing that takes place on the American Pacific Coast, they must fill their nets with the maximum amount of fish in the minimum of time. The crew of the Sandettie roam the North Sea and the English Channel in an enormous factory-ship, working at sea for weeks at a time to fill the hold with herring and often confronting the harshest of conditions.