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Last of the Trawlermen

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Seagulls scavenge for fish off the coast of Whitby, seen from aboard the Whitby Rose in the North Sea, northern England February 28, 2013. Whitby, once a busy fishing port, is now a shadow of its former self. Only 200 people are now employed in fishing, and the fleet is down to just a few boats. Global warming has expanded fish habitats northwards, with fish stocks sometimes disappearing for weeks on end. Boats return from sea with...

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Fisherman Craig Locker unravels his fishing net aboard the Whitby Rose in the North Sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Skipper of the Whitby Rose, Howard Locker sorts his catch aboard his trawler in the North Sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. Things are not looking good for Locker, one of the last remaining trawlermen in the area. A combination of crippling fishing quotas, climate change and overfishing has all but crushed the local fishing industry. Global warming has expanded fish habitats northwards, with fish...

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A baby shark is seen aboard the Whitby Rose in the North Sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Skipper of the Whitby Rose, Howard Locker and his son Craig (L) and trainee fisherman Simon Kidd sort the catch aboard his trawler in the North Sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Skipper of the Whitby Rose, Howard Locker sorts his catch aboard his trawler in the North Sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Skipper of the Whitby Rose, Howard Locker chats aboard his trawler in the North Sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Lobsters are seen aboard the Whitby Rose, in the north sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Skate and other fishes are caught in net as they are brought aboard the Whitby Rose in the North Sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Skipper of the Whitby Rose, Howard Locker chats aboard his trawler in the North Sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Trainee fisherman Simon Kidd takes a nap aboard the Whitby Rose, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Fishes are seen aboard the Whitby Rose, in the North Sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Fisherman Craig Locker prepares breakfast aboard the Whitby Rose in the North Sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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The Whitby Rose chugs through the North Sea as it returns to port in Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Line fishermen wait for a catch as a seagull flies overhead off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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A couple embraces beside a seagull as they look out at the North Sea from Whitby, northern England February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Small fishing boats dry out in the morning sun by the quayside in Whitby, northern England February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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A woman strolls past the Whitby Fish Market by the quayside in Whitby, northern England February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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A couple buy fresh fish at Sandgate Seafoods, a local fish shop in Whitby, northern England February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Fishing boats dry out in the mid-morning sun at the quayside in Scarborough, northern England February 27, 2013. Scarborough is not far from Whitby, once a busy fishing port, is now a shadow of its former self. Only 200 people are now employed in fishing, and the fleet is down to just a few boats. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Crab and lobster pots dry out on quayside in Whitby, northern England February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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A 'No Fishing' sign is painted onto the quayside in Scarborough, northern England February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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A couple enjoys some fish and chips as they sit in the sun by the quayside in Whitby, northern England February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Youths wait for fish and chips at a local chip shop in Scarborough, northern England February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Men enjoy fish and chips as they stroll through the streets of Whitby, northern England February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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A man feeds seagulls with his leftover chips by the quayside in Whitby, northern England February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Fish are seen aboard the Whitby Rose, in the north sea, off the coast of Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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The Ocean Pantry shows off what fish they have for sale at the quayside in Scarborough, northern England February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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A couple looks at what is on offer at Sandgate Seafoods, a local fish shop in Whitby, northern England February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Fishermen Malcolm Ward (L) and Colin Jenkinson enjoy a pint at their local pub The Newcastle Packet in Scarborough, northern England February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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The Whitby Rose chugs through the North Sea as it returns to port in Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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The tide comes in as the sun sets on the seafront in Scarborough, northern England February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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The sun sets on the seafront in Scarborough, northern England February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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The moon sets over Whitby harbour in Whitby, northern England February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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