The author describes his experience in fishing bones with two different ships in the Oosterschelde (51°40’ N. lat. — 3°45’ E.long.). He describes the fishing techniques. Bones from five different faunas have been found: 1. Young Tertiary marine mammals 2. Lower Pleistocene ’Black Bones’ fauna 3. Eemian (one piece of Hippopotamus) 4. Weichselian 5. Holocene