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Fishermen create mesmerising patterns as they trawl for anchovies in Vietnam

That’s net something you see every day! Fishermen create mesmerising patterns as they trawl for anchovies

  • Pictures were taken in An Hai, Phu Yen Province, by photographer and banker Khanh Phan, 34
  • The nets formed beautiful shapes in the water beneath the colourful fishing boat
  • Mr Phan said the fishermen are sometimes fishing less than a mile from the beach at a depth of just 32ft 

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Many of us don’t stop to think where our fish comes from when we tuck into a mid-week dinner.  

But this brightly-coloured fishing boat put things into perspective as it dropped thousands of feet of green net into the ocean in Vietnamese waters. 

Stunning pictures show the netting transforming into an array of mesmerising shapes as it spreads out beneath the boat before being hauled back into the vessel.  

The fishermen in the photos head out to sea every day trying to catch huge shoals of anchovies.

The beautiful images were taken in An Hai, Phu Yen Province, by photographer and banker Khanh Phan.

The 34-year-old, from Ho Chi Minh city, said: ‘Depending on the day, in the morning the fishermen will determine the location of the net.

‘There are days when they are fishing only 1km from the beach, with a depth of about 10m, but other days they fish very far from the mainland.

‘The green colour of the net stands out in the sea and the oval, heart shapes are beautiful.’

This brightly-coloured fishing boat dropped an enormous net into the ocean in An Hai, in Phu Yen Province, Vietnam, in an attempt to catch thousands of anchovies

Stunning pictures show the netting transforming into an array of mesmerising shapes as it spreads out beneath the boat before being hauled back into the vessel

Stunning pictures show the netting transforming into an array of mesmerising shapes as it spreads out beneath the boat before being hauled back into the vessel

The fishermen in the photos head out to sea every day trying to catch huge shoals of anchovies

The fishermen in the photos head out to sea every day trying to catch huge shoals of anchovies

The beautiful images were taken by photographer and banker Khanh Phan, 34, One image showed the net forming a gigantic bowl shape beneath the surface of the water

The beautiful images were taken by photographer and banker Khanh Phan, 34, One image showed the net forming a gigantic bowl shape beneath the surface of the water

Mr Phan said: 'Depending on the day, in the morning the fishermen will determine the location of the net'

Mr Phan said: ‘Depending on the day, in the morning the fishermen will determine the location of the net’

The photographer added that on some days, the fishermen are trying to catch fish just 1km from the beach at a depth of around 10 metres. On other days, they are very far from the mainland 'There are days when they are fishing only 1km from the beach, with a depth of about 33ft (10m), but other days they fish very far from the mainland

The photographer added that on some days, the fishermen are trying to catch fish just 1km from the beach at a depth of around 10 metres. On other days, they are very far from the mainland ‘There are days when they are fishing only 1km from the beach, with a depth of about 33ft (10m), but other days they fish very far from the mainland

The green net, which makes the fishing boat appear tiny by comparison, stands out starkly amid the deep blue of the ocean beneath.

The green net, which makes the fishing boat appear tiny by comparison, stands out starkly amid the deep blue of the ocean beneath.



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