Fishing is the most dangerous civilian occupation in the UK today. It's future is uncertain, it's income unreliable and unpredictable. Ever growing restrictive quotas and regulations on catch and days at sea have meant that the UK's fleet has diminished by at least 25% in the last 15yrs.
Yet there is an affinity, an attraction to fishing and the sea itself that contradicts all the issues and difficulties that fishermen face. A fisherman's relationship with his job is something that can only be defined as romantic. It defies the danger, difficulties and the economic hardships; it keeps those fishermen going out to sea.