Photographic Work   From Above   Fishing nets

Fishing nets, Oman - 1995

Fishing nets on the beach at Saham, Oman (24°10′ N, 56°53′ E).

TYPE OF WORK

Signed print


This seine net—a long net that is dragged over a sandy sea bottom—is ready to be used once again. The fishermen have patiently folded it up and laid it alongside their boats, and they now need only pull at the net’s two ends to harvest their catch. More than 80 percent of Oman’s fish are caught by such traditional methods, but the sultanate would like to modernize this sector. The country is well aware of the limits to its oil reserves (700,000 tons of crude) and would like to diversify its economy. Training fishermen is one of its priorities. With the help of young, qualified staff, it hopes to increase national output while still managing fish stocks sustainably; for while the Gulf of Oman is rich in fish, certain species there are threatened. Overfishing is a worldwide problem, and catches are falling—in the North Atlantic, for example, they have dropped by 25 percent since 1970.

THE PHOTO

Taken in 1995, It is a silver photography. His original slide is stored by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris.

THE PRINT

Original work of Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The prints are made exclusively by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris under the control of the artist himself.

Signed Print, (Not numbered)

All the signed prints include a white border
- Format 1, 2 & 3 = 2 cm of white border around the image
- Format 4, 5 = 4 cm of white border around the image
- Format 6 = 5 cm of white border around the image
Digital print made by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio. Canon IPF 9400 Ink-jet printer, pigmentary ink, printing on acid free 100% cotton fibre paper (Museo Silver Rag)

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