You may say at last, here’s a book that presents, in compelling language, the reality of North Atlantic fisheries as seen through a photographer’s lens; what’s more is that this is a powerful showcase of some thriving fishing communities with a comprehensive case study focusing on the management system applied in the Faroe Islands.
IMAGES OF FISHERMEN: The North Atlantic indeed highlights some of the world’s leading fishing people, offering a unique, inside view of Faroe, Shetland, Iceland, and Greenland fisheries.
This may well be the first book on the market to cover commercial fishing this comprehensively using photojournalism in conjunction with an expert treatise.
Through six photo essays, professional photographer Maria Olsen delivers a feast of more than 200 amazing pictures, documenting diverse fishing trips while covering several fishing methods including benthic and midwater trawling, pair trawling, gillnetting, and longlining.
IMAGES OF FISHERMEN also contains an authoritative treatise written by the world-renowned fisheries adviser Menakhem Ben-Yami on contemporary fisheries management issues, first and foremost related to the special case of Faroe. The book is introduced with a brief overview of the great fishing traditions of the four tiny North Atlantic island communities, written by Búi Tyril.
You’ll be likely to find yourself browsing through IMAGES OF FISHERMEN over and over because it’s both enjoyable, informative and captivating. While the stunning photographs are powerful enough to capture the interest of anyone, anywhere, the book is a tribute to those who fish for a living and bring seafood to the world. It carries a serious message: both science and popular opinion have more than once been mistaken about the true nature of commercial fishing and its interplay with marine ecosystems.
What’s the secret behind the thriving fishing communities of the North Atlantic islands? This book gives a gripping behind-the-scenes photographic glimpse into what reality is like on the fishing grounds through the evidence of six amazing photo essays. Challenging the conventional wisdom of often failing management regimes, the book likewise offers some thought-provoking analyses of current fisheries management issues based on a study of the successful Faroe effort system.