Shoot the nets

Netherlands, 1950

Film
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Herring fishing in the North Sea, following a group of Dutch boats on a typical cruise. A documentary record of a Dutch trawler on its annual voyage to the Dogger Bank, fishing ground for herring. Shows the ceremonies and celebrations that usher in the herring fishing season, decking of boats with flags and departure of the fleet to the international fishing grounds. The nets are put out, the crew wake in the middle of the night for the laborious business of hauling in the catch, a storm comes up and the fleet turns home. The film stresses the cooperation at sea among fishermen of different nations who rely on the Dogger Bank for their livelihood.

Credits

director

Herman Van Der Horst

production company

Cinetone Studios

Language

English

Duration

00:19:43:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28490

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Fishermen

Animals & Wildlife → Fish trade

Animals & Wildlife → Fisheries

Documentary

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Fishermen

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Fishing

Short films

Short films → Short films - Netherlands

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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