Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

This week we have photographs of Cod from the Cape Ann Seafood Exchange ( and tuna from the line at Connolly Seafoods (

tunaChapmanPhoto MarketCod Color work © Kathy Chapman 2012

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B+W photos © Marty Luster 2012


About Marty Luster

I'm Marty Luster, a retired attorney and politician. In 2010 my wife, mother-in-law, dog and I relocated from Central NY to Gloucester. I hope my photographs and poetry(?) reflect my love for this place and her people. My picture-poem posts can be seen at and selected black and white images can be found at
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5 Responses to Fish on Fridays

  1. Fredrik Bodin says:

    Another interesting look inside Gloucester’s fishing industry. What a chilling photo of F/V Foxy Lady’s tote.

    • That one is “Foxy Lady”, not the “Foxy Lady II”…I don’t know their relationship…

      • Fredrik Bodin says:

        Well, for me, just reading the name Foxy Lady made me think of the recent tragedy. It could be a different vessel, and I’ve probably seen both in the harbor. So my assumptions are wrong, sorry. I bet a lot of people assumed the same as I did. Perhaps someone can clarify the name relationship between the two fishing vessels. But to me, it made me think of the brave crew and the Foxy Lady II.

        • Documenting the fish industry here in Gloucester has been a heartbreaking experience. Our fishermen risk their lives every time they go out to sea.

          After doing my initial research, I learned the cod we photographed for the blog that day was landed by the Foxy Lady, not the Foxy Lady II, a 45-ft. scalloper.

          I will look into these similar names and report back with my findings.

  2. Fredrik Bodin says:

    Thanks Kathy. Great work.

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