Story of a fisherman

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by serhan, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    These were taken during the last evening preparations before the fishing season opened last fall in Turkey. We talked with the fisherman in the photo. The fishing season lasts for 2-3 months. The journey will take them to the open seas from Black Sea to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, away from their families. They work with small pay plus the profit share from the fish sales, so their families depend on what they catch.




  2. Livnius

    Livnius Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    I'd go utterly mad stuck on a small boat for so long out at at sea.
    I wish these guys tight lines.
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    This is really nice work. That next to last shot with the crew standing around watching the line go up is just a WONDERFUL shot. Instant classic really...

  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    these are MAD good! Nice work. Who knew fishing nets could be so beautiful?
  5. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    These photos are very nice. Well documented.
  6. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    Thanks for your comments. When we talked with the fisherman, we didn't know it was their last night in the harbor there. They worked late and the next morning their ship was already sailed. This is the same boat 8 years ago, not very big:


    I think the story doesn't change much wherever you go, it is a tough job.

    In Cape Cod, MA we talked with a fuel pump guy for boats a couple years ago. He was telling a similar story with the Portuguese immigrants doing the fishing there and the current cheap fish pricing wasn't helping them much. But then it was sad to see the expensive fish prices at the local restaurants in Cape Cod. These photos entitled "They Also Faced the Sea" at the fisherman wharf in Provincetown were the ladies who were waiting for their husbands that were in the ocean.