Photographer's Note

Port sardine fishing :
Camaret was, like Douarnenez, Concarneau and the rest of the Atlantic coast of the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century a sardine port. The sardine fishery was at the heart of the economic life of the town of Camaret until the Great Depression sardine 1903-1904. The port of Camaret the front of Goulet de Brest, was in addition to being a fishing port as a port of refuge for fishermen Douarnenez where vessels trade in bad weather, could expect the lull before returning to their home port. Before 1840, the houses were built directly on the seafront in the district of Notic. But this time the port was too small and to allow loading and unloading easier, it was necessary to enlarge and build a dock. This dock with a straight wall is oblique and four blocks, since 1902, the "Quai Gustave Toudouze, in tribute to the novelist, who knew so well describe the country.

The lobster fishery:
Camaret lobster was the first port of Europe in 1961. Among the most famous vessels include the Belle Etoile (including an exact replica was built at Brest 92), Petite Folie, but also Ecuador, Armorica, the Holy Rioc the Castel Dinn, the Portzic or the Our Lady of Rocamadour (now on display at the museum's floating in Douarnenez Port Ru).

In the late 1960s, fishing langoustière began a slow decline, due mainly to the various prohibitions on fishing area decided by the governments having authority (Morocco, Mauritania), then fell into disuse altogether in the late 1980s.

Theme : Presqu'île de Crozon and Plougastel-Daoulas

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