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Current State of the Gloucester Fishing Industry

Current State of the Gloucester Fishing Industry Check out this recent video by Fox News http://news.yahoo.com/video/americas-oldest-fishing-industry-sinking-024427174.html?utm_source=+FOX+NEWS%3A+America%27s+oldest+fishing+industry+sinking+fast&utm_campaign=Fox+News+%2F+Vito&utm_medium=email

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Fish on Fridays

Kathy and Marty spent some time at the Jodrey State Fish Pier this week to see what was going on. This week, most of the activity centered on the herring and mackerel fleet consisting of the Challenger, the Endeavour and … Continue reading

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Cape Seafoods’ Voyager Heads Out Fishing

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Beautiful Industry- Voyager Herring Boat Block

Just like the net reels on the Mid Water Trawlers, the blocks they use on these boats are ginormous compared to anything we use on the shore side docks.  This block is probably rated for 20 times the weight or … Continue reading

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Submersible Herring Pump Attachment

This attachment goes on the end of a large in diameter hose.  It gets lowered into the water over the side of the boat to suck the herring out of the net and into the hold of the boat where … Continue reading

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Beautiful Industry- Voyager Herring Boat Net Reel

See all those pipes that feed into the side of the net reel? They are hydraulics which power the net reel to turn and stop.  It’s amazing to me how much pressure they must be under to move such heavy … Continue reading

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Beautiful Industry- Voyager Herring Boat Net Reel

Taking this picture in the early morning before there is anyone around doesn’t allow me to get a human in the frame to give you the idea of the scale of just how big the net reels on the Mid … Continue reading

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