Belgium – Koksijde-Oostduinkerke

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The fishermen of the Belgian coastal resort of Koksijde-Oostduinkerke are the only ones in the world to catch shrimp while riding on horseback.

Driving the horses up to chest deep, wearing yellow oilskins and waders, the fishermen advance side by side, dragging nets to scoop shrimps from the sandy sea bed and occasionally leaving the water to empty the net into wicker baskets, on each side of the horses.

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