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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.

Halloween on Gloucester Harbor

Grim Reaper’s iron dredge assembly broke loose and tipped over the side of the vessel. During the incoming tide she got caught under the cement dock and took on water. After a few high tides she took on enough water to sink. The distress call for Grim Reaper came into the Coast Guard on Halloween. They said, “you just can’t make these things up!”.
TMC Services Inc. was sub-contracted by the Boston Coast Guard to drain the oil and gasoline tanks and clean up any spillage.

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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.

Last weekend Kathy spent time in NYC. While she was there checking out the migratory art scene in it’s latest hot location of the Lower East Side, she stumbled across this fishmonger. There were great prices on whole fish: red snapper, hybrid striped bass, scup, butterfish, but what is that long shiny fish out in front?

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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 Kathy interviews Angela Sanfillipo about winning the prestigious Offshore Mariners’ Wives Friend of the Fishing Industry Award.

Gloucester Times calls her a tireless advocate for fishermen and the fishing industry and a “constant crusader” for fishermen’s rights for the past 37 years.

GT: “As this year’s winner, Sanfilippo becomes the second Gloucester recipient to receive the honor. The first was the Times’ late fisheries reporter Richard Gaines, who was honored, along with the Times itself, for his persistent coverage of the fisheries in 2010. Past winners have included staunch fishing industry advocates such as the late Sen. Edward Kennedy and former Congressman Barney Frank.”

Full article here: http://www.gloucestertimes.com/fishing/x1612854020/Sanfilippo-saluted-with-top-fishing-industry-honor

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Photos and video © Kathy Chapman 2013
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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 Marty visited with Richard Arnold, the last captain of the gill netter Phyllis A. now undergoing an extensive restoration at Gloucester Marine Railways.

 Phyllis A was built by Richard’s father in Kennebunkport, Maine in 1925. Richard skippered her from 1972 until the boat and he both retired in 2000. The boat is named for Richard’s sister, who, at age 4, helped christen the vessel.

Here, compressed into a few minutes, is the shared story of Phyllis A and Captain Richard Arnold.

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Color photo © Kathy Chapman 2013
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Image of Phyllis A. at Arnold’s Wharf ©Fredrik D Bodin 2013

Thanks to the Phyllis A. Marine Association for the use of their archival photos
and to SaveCapeAnn for footage of Phyllis A at sea.

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.

Peter Parisi replaces rotten boards on his recent acquisition of the 42 foot stern trawler Francesca & Carlo at the Gloucester Marine Railways. He plans on launching her next week in search of whiting and herring.

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Photos © Kathy Chapman 2013
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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 Kathy visited Steve Connolly Seafoods’ Boston processing plant and talked with seafood buyer Robert Chandler as Alberto Santos shows us how a swordfish is boned out. Chandler says this is the best time of the year for swordfish steaks because the fish are fattening up now, for their swim to the Caribbean, where they over winter. Higher fat content makes for a better taste. And, the summer shacks are closed for the season, pushing prices down.

Last summer the sword boat Iron Lady (pictured) was repainted at the Gloucester Marine Railway. Although Gloucester no longer hosts a swordfish fleet, sword fishing still takes place on longliners out of Boston and New Bedford.

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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.

Kathy and Marty continue this week with their interest in shellfish and a look at scallops harvested in waters off Cape Cod and sold at Intershell to local restaurants in Gloucester. Nico from Short and Main demonstrates preparing his Live Scallop Crudo. http://shortandmain.com

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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.

Last night and this morning Kathy and Marty photographed the clam flats in Essex where most of the local clams are caught and then sold at Gloucester’s Intershell  http://intershell.biz/.

The 4 feet below and above normal tides during this full moon was a great situation for the clammers. Because razor clams like the shoreline they were easier to catch in this “minus” tide.

Both whelks and conchs are carnivorous gastropods. They eat horseshoe crabs and are a by-catch of the lobster traps and dredging cages used for surf clams.

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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.

Kathy and Marty were back at the State Fish Pier this week to take a look at three of the boats that comprise the Gloucester herring fleet.

Western Sea Fishing Co. owns three midwater trawlers — the Challenger and Endeavour, each 149 feet, which trawl as a pair, and the Voyager, 140 feet. The three vessels land their catch with Cape Seafoods, which processes the herring.

The video shows the pair trawlers Challenger and Endeavour leaving Jodrey State Fish Pier going to Georges Bank. It will take 10-16 hours to get there and they will return in 2-4 days, depending on how long it takes to find the herring. They also fish for mackerel in the winter.

There is a NOAA observer/fish counter on the trips (pictured) who counts the number of haddock that will inevitably end up in their nets.

Because of quota restrictions the trawler Voyager is for sale, going price (an approx.) a cool 5 mil. She is a solo trawler able to fish by herself, unlike the other two which drag a net between them.

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Schooner Tyrone takes Line Honors and Medium-class category

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Schooner Tyrone took Line Honors and placed first in the Medium-class Schooner category on Sunday in the Mayor’s Race. Today Captain Matthew Sutphin (pictured) with Mate Lisa Goodwin and crew will compete in the Fisherman’s Cup race which starts in Gloucester, with the finish line in Provincetown. She races against Schooner Ardelle among others. 

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This is the first time Tyrone raced in the Gloucester Schooner Festival thanks to Al Bezanson of Schooner Green Dragon. Tyrone’s home port is Chatham, MA. http://chathamclassicyachtcharters.com/

Online portfolio for more images: 

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Photos and video © Kathy Chapman 2013

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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 visit with Al Bezanson who recalls his days working at Gorton’s Seafoods in Gloucester. As an engineer he worked on ways to improve their products, specifically the fish cakes. Al moors his schooner Green Dragon in Smith Cove and is enjoying his summer stay at Rocky Neck’s Accommodations, where we shot this video.


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(Sorry about the poor sound quality in parts of this video. Still scaling the learning curve.)

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Flake yard photos courtesy Bodin Historic Photos.
© Fredrik D. Bodin 2013

 

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.

Today Kathy looks at Dried and Salted Cod.

Turner Seafoods follows an old family recipe using salt cod for fish cakes from grandmother Nana Turner of St. John’s Newfoundland. Chef Yale Woodson and Olga Sola talk about the production in Melrose for their Gloucester fish market. http://www.turners-seafood.com/

 From wikipedia:

The production of salt cod dates back at least 500 years, to the time of the European discoveries of the Grand Banks off Newfoundland. When explorer Jacques Cartier ‘discovered’ the mouth of the St. Laurence River in what is now Canada and claimed it for France, he noted the presence of a thousand Basque boats fishing for cod. More

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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.

Baby Haddock:  Now legal, but is it healthy for the fishing industry?

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries recently amended the state’s regulations to complement federal groundfish regulations. The minimum size of commercial Gulf of Maine haddock has been reduced from 18 to 16 inches. Similar adjustments were made regarding other species of groundfish.
 
Romeo Solviletti of Steve Connolly Seafood in Gloucester explains how what sounds like an easing of catch regulations hurts the fishery, the industry and in the long run, the consumer.

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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.

An impromptu visit to F/V Lady Jane caught Captain Russ Sherman and crew in the process of cleaning out some old gear and fueling up for their next run.  After a short jaunt from its berth at the Jodrey State Fish Pier in Gloucester to the fuel dock, Lady Jane took on approximately 3,600 gallons of fuel at $3.39 per gallon, or about $12,000!!

While photographing the wheelhouse, Kathy asked Russ about the dangers of high seas. Russ recounted a time (20+ years ago) he and five crew members were washed from a fishing vessel and he spent 19 hours in frigid waters until the Coast Guard rescued him. Only three survived.

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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.

Heads or tails
Today we shot at the Cape Ann Seafood Exchange where they were processing whole monkfish. The heads are going to NY for the Asian market and the tails will go to Canada.

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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.

Today starring:

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Here is a striper caught off the Cardinal Cushing Villa in Magnolia by Captain Paul Moralli, aboard Cat. Latitude 43 in Gloucester purchased it from Intershell.

The fish was pan seared, skin-on, with bacon, snap peas, corn risotto & crispy fried leeks. This tasty dish was prepared by Chef Mike O’Brien at Lat 43 where it is available in season as a dinner special.

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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.

Shucking Clams at Gloucester’s Intershell. Most mornings Intershell  http://www.intershell.biz/ employs up to 30 people processing sea clams which have been trucked up from Provincetown, MA. http://www.provincetown-ma.gov/index.aspx?nid=80

Note: the video has not been sped up – that’s real-time shucking speed!

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Video edited by Marty Luster 2013
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