In the wake of Brexit, the trend for locally sourced food – or the idea that British produce is inherently superior – has coincided with a rise in xenophobic attitudes.
South Korea is one of the largest importers of whelks, an edible sea snail native to the British coastline. But with Trump’s military threats exacerbating tensions on the peninsula, orders are down.
Men like Kostas and Thanasis have been rescuing refugees for a decade, but the number of people needing their help this year is completely unprecedented.
The Thomas family has been fishing at the headland of Dungeness, a beach sandwiched between a nuclear power station and the vast expanse of the English Channel for generations.
After a day at sea, fishing cooperative Dreckly Fish tweets photos of its catch to over 2,000 Twitter followers. Customers tweet to request the shellfish, haddock, cod, or sole they require and have it delivered in less than 24 hours.
Small-scale fishermen make up the majority of the UK’s fishing fleet but have access to just 4 percent of the Individual Fishing Quota, a system intended to prevent overfishing, but that could actually be harming the seabed and local fishermen.
We spoke to the spear fisherman about working off the coast of the remote Ascension Island, where he hunts massive sailfish and marlin while trying to avoid being eaten by mako sharks.