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The Last Custodians: The Voice of the Fleet

The Last Custodians unveils the untold stories of inshore fishing and the resilient fishermen who navigate the waters across Lyme bay.

About the film!

Embark on a cinematic journey through the rich maritime history of Lyme Bay as ‘The Last Custodians’ unveils the untold stories of inshore fishing and the resilient fishermen who navigate the waters across the four ports of Beer, Axmouth, Lyme Regis and West Bay in East Devon and West Dorset. This documentary premiered amidst the captivating backdrop of the four bustling ports and casts a poignant spotlight on the challenges and triumphs of those who depend on the sea, weaving a narrative of tradition, sustainability, and the indomitable spirit of coastal communities.

These fishermen, guardians of the seas, stand resilient against the ebb and flow of time. Anchored to their coastal communities, they embody the custodianship of marine treasures, weaving a vital tapestry that sustains livelihoods and traditions. Through their unwavering commitment, these seafaring stewards nurture the ocean’s bounties and the interconnected prosperity of the communities that depend on their steadfast dedication.

Credits

Special thanks to the Marine Management Organisation and Blue Marine Foundation for funding this documentary.

Fishermen
Shellfish Potter // Angus Walker
Netters // Jim Newton, Stephen Andrews (Radar)
Fishmonger // Mark Newton
Rod & Line – Charter // John Wallington
Trawlerman // Ted Hook
Scallop Divers // Jon Shuker, George Bruford

Lyme Bay Fishermans CIC
Chief Executive // Mandelai Wolfe
Educational Outreach // Gavin Ziemann

Production Crew
Director, Executive Producer & Narrator // Josh Mccarty
Director Of Photography & Editor // Tom Waller
Co-Producer, Drone & Camera Operator // Mark Sumner