Pole to Pole
Day 12: The Barents Sea
They have been shrimping round the clock for over a month and they do have 400 tons of the little red things aboard, and they do have a factory deck with processing facilities which can transfer the catch from sea-bed to freeze-pack in twenty-four hours, but somehow it all seems like overkill. Who eats that many shrimps? The answer, as in so many things, is the Japanese.
At eight in the morning, in the company of two coastguard inspectors, we watch the nets drawn in. Another magnificent display of technological expertise and human organization. Another three tons of shrimp.
At nine o'clock the Norsel totters alongside and we prepare once again to be swung out over the sea. Clutching our complimentary boxes, we are dangled down onto the deck like children returning from a school outing.
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- Series: Pole to Pole
- Day: 12
- Country/sea: Arctic Ocean
- Place: Barents Sea
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