>> The current heat wave sweeping Europe is no deterrent. The climate change could call time on one of the world's most unusual fishing methods. Belgium fishermen have been using large work horses to catch tiny shrimp in the North Sea since the 16th century. No boats and no machines, just fish nets attached to their saddles as they trawl in the shallow water.
>> Ships can catch a lot more shrimp than me, but I prefer fishing with my horse because he's my friend. I can talk to him, he's a living animal.>> But
has noticed a change, which he attributes to climate change. For him, warming temperatures mean fewer shrimp.
Belgium, like most of Europe is facing one of the hottest summers on record, with temperatures regularly exceeding 30 degrees Celsius, or 86 Fahrenheit. And while the heat on the beach, loads of tourists said their tracks are unwelcome, it's the long term climate trend that's worrying these very traditional fishermen.