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.

PerchNetsNativeSonChapmanFishermen on the Native Son repair and tag their nets for landing perch.

RedPerchChapman Rose fish ( Sebastes norvegicus) also known as red perch at Atlantic Banks Fisheries.

AtlanticfisheriesBoxes Color photos © Kathy Chapman 2013

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Mike, at Atlantic Banks Fisheries, sorts and boxes a catch.

B+W photos © Marty Luster 2013


  • Thanks for showing us more of the process of getting the fish from the sea to out tables. More!


  • Rose Fish? I remember reading a marketing advisory in the late 1960’s, Cold War era, where the topic was to transfer the name “Red Fish” to “Rose Fish”. Ocean Perch was what went on the labels. Millions and millions annually of 1 lb consumer pack labels, frozen at the Gloucester Ice & Cold Storage for national buyers like the “Tea Company” ( The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company aka: “A & P”), Piggly Wiggly, Rich-SeaPak and the US Gov’t.


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