De Bankjes Engels

7 Visserssteiger

Bench 7 Fishing Jetty

Breskens has traditionally been a fishing village, but unfortunately professional fishing has virtually disappeared. That was rather different 45 years ago: then there were 30 large steel fishing vessels! In the summer they fished for shrimp or sole, in the winter for cod, herring and sprat. The fishing industry got into trouble because more fish were caught than the natural increase. By the end of the 1980s, the number of ships had already halved. At the beginning of this century, large fishing companies bought the family businesses. Breskens now only has 1 active shrimper.

51° 23.712′ N  3° 33.916′ E