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Oceans and fisheries

The disillusioned fisher

Fishing pre- or post-retirement to make ends meet, ageing, with no-one to take over

Profile

Location

Mediterranean, Baltic, Black Sea

Vessel type

Small

Fishing gear

Hook and line, small nets

Targeted species

Various

Employment

Part-time

Status

Boat owner, self- employed

Capitalisation level

Low

Gender

Man

Age

50-60

Education

Basic, hands-on

Markets

Local only, directly to known buyers

Values

Nature, top-up income