National Geographic : 1937 Jun
Photograph byF.W. Goro LIKE GOSSAMER TENTS, SARDINE NETS ARE DRAPED FROM TALL POLES AND SPREAD OUT TO DRY Costliest item of the fisherman's equipment, the gauzelike fabrics are dyed a bright blue so that the fish, attracted bybait, cannot see the meshes inthe blue water (page 752). Lead weights on the lower edge, and floats on the upper, make the net hang like a vertical curtain in the sea. Fishing isgenerally done from rowboats which put off from the larger vessels. In front of Le Croisic's steep-roofed houses, left, men hoist four nets on a lofty pole.