Pilchard sardines from Newlyn (United Kingdom)
Facts & Figures
David and his colleagues fish from small purse seine boats. They lure the sardines to the surface with big lamps and then, while sailing, stretch a net around the entire school. These are also known as ring nets. When the net is pulled closed at the bottom, the sardines are trapped like in a basket in the ocean.
Picturesque and charming Newlyn
Both Newlyn and its customs can best be described as “quaint”: picturesque and charming in a petit bourgeois way, a bit unusual but with old world charm. The homes of the city are built against the hills and everyone knows everyone here. Fishing is the lifeblood of the entire community, making it all the more important that it is done in an honest and sustainable way!