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The herring season has started


'Buisjesdag' (the day before the Dutch herring fleet puts out to sea) in the harbour of Scheveningen. Herring fishermen say goodbye to their wives and children and sail their luggers out of the harbour, send off by countless spectators. The hospital-churchship De Hoop (The Hope) follows the ships, with on board minister Anne Vondeling. Near Schotland the ships fish for herring, which is then put i…