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Philip Stephen started fishing commercially in 1983 when he began as a deckhand on his father's fishing boat. He then became skipper on two new state-of-the-art pair trawlers sailing from Peterhead to the North Sea fishing grounds. Phil soon realised that most people were unaware of the conditions and risks that fishermen faced, so set about learning photography to document them. He has since built up a varied collection of images that give a raw insight into life aboard a fishing vessel.
Silhouette of the Statfjord Bravo production platform in the Norwegian section of the North Sea, September 2007 - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Silhouette of the Statfjord Bravo production platform in the Norwegian section of the North Sea, September 2007
Fishing vessel trawling on a winter night in the North Sea. December 2008.  Property released. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Fishing vessel trawling on a winter night in the North Sea. December 2008. Property released.
A fishing vessel in a trough between heavy swells in the North Sea, February 2006 - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / A fishing vessel in a trough between heavy swells in the North Sea, February 2006
Fishing vessel in heavy seas, North Sea, April 2009.  Property released. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Fishing vessel in heavy seas, North Sea, April 2009. Property released.
Helicopter hovering during a training excercise on the North Sea. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Helicopter hovering during a training excercise on the North Sea.
Fishing vessel hauling its net, surrounded by seabirds, in the North Sea, with a rainbow in the background. August 2007. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Fishing vessel hauling its net, surrounded by seabirds, in the North Sea, with a rainbow in the background. August 2007.
Fresh catch of Shrimp (Dendrobranchiata) on fishing boat, Europe. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Fresh catch of Shrimp (Dendrobranchiata) on fishing boat, Europe.
Cod (Gadidae family) being gutted on the processing deck of a modern trawler. North Sea, December 2008. Model released. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Cod (Gadidae family) being gutted on the processing deck of a modern trawler. North Sea, December 2008. Model released.
Crewman on a North Sea trawler holding a 25kg hevay ling (Molva molva). - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Crewman on a North Sea trawler holding a 25kg hevay ling (Molva molva).
Fishing vessel in heavy seas, North Sea, April 2009.  Property released. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Fishing vessel in heavy seas, North Sea, April 2009. Property released.
MFV coming alongside partner vessel to start pair trawling operations. North Sea, 2009. Property released. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / MFV coming alongside partner vessel to start pair trawling operations. North Sea, 2009. Property released.
Fishing vessel in heavy seas, North Sea, April 2009.  Property released. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Fishing vessel in heavy seas, North Sea, April 2009. Property released.
North sea prawn trawler ^Soverign^ aground on rocks 1 mile from Fraserburgh harbour entrance, with waves crashing over her. Scotland. February 2007. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / North sea prawn trawler ^Soverign^ aground on rocks 1 mile from Fraserburgh harbour entrance, with waves crashing over her. Scotland. February 2007.
Fishing vessel in heavy seas, North Sea, April 2009.  Property released. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Fishing vessel in heavy seas, North Sea, April 2009. Property released.
Fishing vessel in dry-dock for repairs. Summer 2005. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Fishing vessel in dry-dock for repairs. Summer 2005.
Buchanness lighthouse and boats pulled up onto the hard, North East Scotland. Spring 2005. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Buchanness lighthouse and boats pulled up onto the hard, North East Scotland. Spring 2005.
MFV at sunrise. North Sea, 2009. Property released. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / MFV at sunrise. North Sea, 2009. Property released.
Fishermen shooting the net over the stern of fishing trawler ^Carisanne^ in the North Sea. April 2007.^^^They will shoot and haul their net every 4 hours continuously for up to 9 days then return to p... - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Fishermen shooting the net over the stern of fishing trawler ^Carisanne^ in the North Sea. April 2007.^^^They will shoot and haul their net every 4 hours continuously for up to 9 days then return to p...
Fishermen repairing torn nets after snagging a seabed obstruction in the North Sea, August 2006. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Fishermen repairing torn nets after snagging a seabed obstruction in the North Sea, August 2006.
Beryl Bravo oil / gas production platform in the North Sea, 160 miles north east of Aberdeen, Scotland. February 2008. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Beryl Bravo oil / gas production platform in the North Sea, 160 miles north east of Aberdeen, Scotland. February 2008.
Fisherman on a trawler, watching an oil rig flaring off gas at night in the North Sea. September 2006. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Fisherman on a trawler, watching an oil rig flaring off gas at night in the North Sea. September 2006.
Commercial fishing trawler fishing on the North Sea in perfect weather. July 2007. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Commercial fishing trawler fishing on the North Sea in perfect weather. July 2007.
Prawns processed and ready to be stowed below in the fish-hold aboard a fishing vessel. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Prawns processed and ready to be stowed below in the fish-hold aboard a fishing vessel.
Oil platform ^North Cormorant^, 80 miles to the NE of the Shetland Isles, Scotland, at sunset. June 2007 - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Oil platform ^North Cormorant^, 80 miles to the NE of the Shetland Isles, Scotland, at sunset. June 2007