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Call of the sea: The challenges and joys of life for NI fishermen


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Catching waves: Brian Chambers on his boat The Girl Beth

Catching waves: Brian Chambers on his boat The Girl Beth

Freddie Parkinson

Skipper Dean Higgins with his boat the Ribhinn Donn

Skipper Dean Higgins with his boat the Ribhinn Donn

Quick learner: Dean Higgins became a skipper aged 18

Quick learner: Dean Higgins became a skipper aged 18

Fishing family: Brian Chambers and his wife Lenora, a classroom assistant

Fishing family: Brian Chambers and his wife Lenora, a classroom assistant

Changing with the times: Sean McKinley at Cushendall harbour

Changing with the times: Sean McKinley at Cushendall harbour

Stephen Hamilton

Sean's boat the Crystal Tide

Sean's boat the Crystal Tide

Sean's children Grace and Liam

Sean's children Grace and Liam

Catching waves: Brian Chambers on his boat The Girl Beth

As the new campaign Sea for Yourself urges NI people to cook more locally-bought fish, Linda Stewart asks three fishermen about ocean life.

‘I followed my heart’

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Catching waves: Brian Chambers on his boat The Girl Beth

Catching waves: Brian Chambers on his boat The Girl Beth

Freddie Parkinson

Catching waves: Brian Chambers on his boat The Girl Beth

Brian Chambers (49) fishes for crabs, lobster and scallops in his boat The Girl Beth out of Annalong. He is married to Lenora (42), a classroom assistant, and has four children, Bryony (23), Jessica (21), Erin (16) and Raymond (10).