Spiffy and compact shrimp boat or sauterellier returning to moor at Le Tréport. Once small sailboats, the sauterelliers owe their name to their catch--a small gray shrimp called the sauterelle that not only swims and walks, it jumps.
une crevette: a shrimp
un crevettier: a shrimp boat
une sauterelle: a grasshopper; a small gray shrimp found on European coastlines
sauter: to jump
un chalutier: a fishing boat whose name comes from the net it uses, un chalut
le chalutage: fishing technique using nets
fruit de la mer: seafood
un filet: a net
View of the same sauterellier, above, from the high chalk cliffs of Le Tréport, a fishing port
on the Normandy coastline.
©2011 P.B. Lecron