Belgian horseback fishers have problems – level 1

13-11-2023 15:00

Bunter Vanbleu lives in a little village by the sea in Belgium. He uses a special horse to catch shrimp.

This way of fishing is very old and important for local people. The people who do this live near the sea. They see how things are changing because of climate change. They do not catch as many shrimp as before. But they find new kinds of fish. They come from the Atlantic Ocean. Some of them can be dangerous.

The sea is getting warmer. This change means that the fishing season is not the same. In the past, people stop fishing when the first snow comes in December. But now, there is no snow. Everything is different.

Difficult words: shrimp (a small sea animal which people eat), climate change (changing of the weather on our planet), season (the part of the year when people do something).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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