Notice : Books

Feast for the eye

A new book provides a unique inside view of some of the fishing people of the North Atlantic regions of Faroe, Shetland, Iceland and Greenland


This notice is based on a factsheet handout from GlobalOne Press and More information on Images of Fishermen: The North Atlantic is available at


Images of Fishermen: The North Atlantic may well be the first book on the market to cover commercial fishing this comprehensively through photography. And the photographs are powerful enough to capture the interest of anyone, anywhere.

The book presents, in compelling language, the reality of the fisheries of the North Atlantic regions of Greenland, Iceland, Faroe and Shetland as seen through a photographer’s lens. This book is a tribute to those who fish for a living and bring seafood to the world. Through six photo essays, photographer Maria Olsen delivers a feast of more than 200 amazing pictures, documenting fishing trips as diverse as gillnetting for monkish; longlining for cod; demersal pair-trawling for saithe; twin-rig trawling for groundfish; pelagic pair-trawling for herring; and bottom-trawling for northern shrimp.

Images of Fishermen: The North Atlantic also contains an authoritative treatise written by the internationally renowned fisheries adviser, Menakhem Ben-Yami, on contemporary fisheries-management issues, first and foremost related to the special case of Faroe. The book is introduced with a brief overview of the great fishing traditions of the four tiny North Atlantic island communities, written by Búi Tyril.

Images of Fishermen: The North Atlantic is the work of three individuals: Maria Olsen, Menakhem Ben-Yami and Búi Tyril. It is a first book for Maria Olsen, who has worked for more than a decade as a professional photographer, taking assignments from news media and clients on both sides of the Atlantic.

Menakhem Ben-Yami is an independent adviser on fisheries development and management, who started his career as a fisherman, became a master mariner, and, subsequently, a technical and management adviser, serving as Chief of the Israeli Fisheries Technology Unit and as Fishery Industry Officer for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Búi Tyril is a publisher with years of experience as editor, journalist, copywriter and public-relations consultant.

Images of Fishermen: The North Atlantic is published by GlobalOne Press Ltd, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, and is available from the publisher. To order, call +44 (0) 845 052 3422 or email nais(a)