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Cesenatico – Italy

In this is region of Adriatic Coast the fishermen have a special way to trawl the fish. Along the (artificial or natural) channels in the huge wetlands of Po River Natural Park you can see these specially designed wooden huts with a footbridge to the water. There the square nets are attached to a kind of lifting mechanism to allow the fishermen to place the nets into the water. In my photos you can see these nets hanging in the air, waiting for the fishermen to lift them down, already halfway in the water or completely underwater. Then the men only have to wait a while, lift the nets back into the air and grab the catch of the day. It is fascinating to watch and while I was driving along the coast I was amazed how many of these huts and nets are found along the waterways. The fish they catch here are small sardine-like ones. I didn’t actually taste some, but next time I will and will also spend more time to watch the men on their daily life.

Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • goddarb
    goddarbover 3 years ago

    No boats required. How interesting. As usual, a beautiful shot.

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 3 years ago

    Love the colors of this!

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by.

    – paolo1955

  • John Pickles
    John Picklesover 3 years ago

    A beautiful picture Paolo, It’s amazing the ingenuity of man

  • Thanks so very much, so happy you like this

    – paolo1955

  • Keith Richardson
    Keith Richardsonover 3 years ago

    An excellent photo Paolo, that captures the nets at different stages of the up-down sequence. This fishing technique is practiced, in a culturally different variety of ways, around the world. When I saw it in China and Vietnam, the fishermen had huge lights that they suspended over the centre of the nets, to attract the fish, like moths, at night. It did make me wonder if the lights did in fact attract insects which in turn attracted feeding fish? In Thailand, along the Chao Phraya River, I saw many similar nets suspended just outside people’s houses.

  • Very interesting write.Thank-you.For dropping by & taking a look at my captures. Much appreciated

    – paolo1955

  • James  Key
    James Keyover 3 years ago

    Lovely soft tones in this great image. Interesting story.
    Cheers Jim

  • Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Lovely Work .!

  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 3 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 3 years ago

    Nice capture and work!
    I love these huts – we have them on the coast here in SW France, sadly for our fishermen though – the hurricane Xynthia tore right through most of them – a very sad day! When we go to our favourite beach now all that is left is the posts!

  • Sorry to hear this.thank you so very much for the nice comment

    – paolo1955

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 3 years ago


  • Thank you

    – paolo1955

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