Irish shark fishery on Achill Island

up:date April 5, 2021 by Jans Bock-Schroeder

The warm waters of Clew Bay, a result of the nearby Gulf Stream, lured basking sharks, which local fishermen caught with harpoons and nets. Keem Bay used to be the largest basking shark fishery in the world.

Fisherman fashing for basking sharks
Fishing basking sharks on Achill Island 1956

The basking shark, listed as "endangered" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, is harmless to divers and snorkelers despite its size and imposing appearance. By 1962 the Achilles shark fishery for basking sharks had more or less stopped after a decade of record catches. Almost every household had a boat, and many of the residents were trained fishermen. Today Keem Bay is one of the most popular and beautiful tourist destinations in Mayo, Ireland.



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  • Peter Bock-Schroeder (1913-2001)
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  • Negative Date: 1956
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  • Size: 50 x 50 cm
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