These photographs were taken at Skarsvag, a small coastal village of some 60 residents on the island of Magerøya that claims to be the most northernmost fishing village in the world.
The local fishing fleet largely fishes a giant type of arctic cod that can weigh as much as 90 lbs and is said to be especially delicious.
Their heads and bodies are placed in separate large white plastic vats while the roes are stored in the blue plastic barrels with orange lids. The workforce is clad in matching blue and orange waterproof clothing and the fishery is compartmetalised with plastic curtains. The fishing nets are also made from synthetic twine with plastic floats. How plastics must have transformed the fishing industy!
Susan Lambert (Head of MoDiP)