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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.

 Although not native to the waters of Cape Ann, little compares to these Blue Point, Westport, CT oysters, shucked and devoured at Gloucester’s Wingaersheek Beach. Kathy recently mastered the art of shucking and showed Marty how to find the hinge to unlock the shells. She also shared them with Fred Bodin (Bodin Historic Photo) and made a video of his technique.
The oysters were purchased at Connolly Seafoods: http://www.steveconnollyseafood.com. The last frame shows the additional gifts from the sea courtesy House of the Raven: http://houseoftheraven.com

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Photos © Marty Luster 2013



PearlsHouseOfRavenPhotos and video © Kathy Chapman 2013


According to our boat guide these are the last three boats of the fleet. They go out for rockfish, flounder, monkfish and sometimes dredge for oysters.

Someone picking oysters out of one of the many oyster beds:

Bringing in Oysters for Don’s Seafood Restaurant:

Trip to Chincoteague Island

Just came back from a motorcycle road trip to Chincoteague, VA. Chincoteague is home to Misty the Pony,  Assateague Wildlife Refuge, fresh oysters and blue crabs! Long ride, but a fun trip! More posts from the trip to come.

This is a video of us going over the causeway to Chincoteague Island (warning could cause motion sickness).

Video of Main Street Chincoteague Island