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Los Percebeiros de Laxe (43 images)

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In the small village of Laxe, located on the Northwest coast of Galicia (called Costa da Morte, Coast of Death), a small group of fishermen (40 men and 1 woman) dedicate their lives to hunting Percebes (Goose Barnacles), Spain’s most expensive and sought after shellfish. These are probably the world’s most at-risk seafood gatherers as due to the percebe’s need for oxygen the highest quality ones grow on the most dangerous places and are most profitably harvested in the...
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