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Assessing the freshness of the catch at the fish auction. Breskens harbour, The Netherlands.

While fishing is no longer the stronghold for the local economy, the fish trade still employs around 100 people.

"I have stopped fishing for economic reasons, because for 10 years we have sold our fish for below the cost price. No company can survive like that, it is impossible!"

Jaap Albregtse, Breskens fisherman for 50 years.
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Assessing the freshness of the catch at the fish auction. Breskens harbour, The Netherlands.<br />
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While fishing is no longer the stronghold for the local economy, the fish trade still employs around 100 people. <br />
<br />
"I have stopped fishing for economic reasons, because for 10 years we have sold our fish for below the cost price. No company can survive like that, it is impossible!"<br />
<br />
Jaap Albregtse, Breskens fisherman for 50 years.