An initiative with an oder: About shrimp factories in Moddergat and Zoutkamp.
Author: G.I.W. Dragt 2010. Richly illustrated, 58 pp.
This book tells the story of the shrimp factory in Moddergat, compared to the developments in the shrimp factory in Zoutkamp, among others. In shrimp factories, shrimps were dried by machine and then processed into a protein-rich addition to feeds for poultry in particular.
In Moddergat the fishermen united in a cooperative and in 1924 had a shrimp factory built themselves. With varying degrees of success, the shrimp factory in Moddergat remained in operation for about twenty years, before being sold in 1945 to a Zoutkamper trader. The factory was then converted into a potato shed.