Shrimpfishermen on foot
Besides the shrimp fishermen on horseback, there are also the shrimp fishermen on foot. We call them "porters" or "kruwers" and they are both men and women.
In fact, they play for "horse" because they themselves pull the net through the sea water. Truly a great performance! Obviously, their net is less wide and long than that of horse fishermen. Otherwise, their fishing method is almost identical.
Oostduinkerke has 4 thriving associations: de Slepers, de Spanjaardbank, de Gernoarskruwers and de Stienesteekers