Autumn mist veils the sea and the first September frost has settled on the marshlands. Holidaymakers and migratory birds have packed up and gone south. In the Bothnian Bay archipelago, just below the Arctic Circle, fishermen go out to sea. Photographer Anna Öhlund joins them in their hunt for Kalix Löjrom – the Gold of the Bothnian Bay.
Headlights appear along the village road. Fisherman Mats Innala steps out of the car, greets us cordially, then takes a practised jump into his trawler. The engine starts and empty crates are loaded on to the boat by a tractor. Mats have worked as a fisherman for 30 years with his colleague Arne Luthström – always with the same partner. They know each other well by now. They hardly need to speak, they still communicate.