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.

Romeo Solviletti, General Manager for the Gloucester Plant of Connolly Seafoods ( talks about Silver Hake and the return of Cod off the shores of Canada.

Marco Goulart cuts hake fillets fresh from the FV Marue (New Bedford). Hake is a large marine fish usually considered part of the Cod family.




SilverHakePhotos and videos © Kathy Chapman 2014

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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9 Responses to Fish on Fridays

  1. Thanks Kathy and Marty – nice to look forward to your ” fish on Fridays” !

  2. That’s good the hear ~ as Fred would say “in cod we trust”. Your Friday posts ~ always interesting. Our vacation chef, nephew Charlie, makes the trip the Connolly’s every morning ~ the best Gloucester dinners every night!

    • At 6:30 this morning they were filleting hake, cod, and very large halibut! What is the name of your restaurant?

      • Oh no ~ he is not a professional chef ~ sorry I left that impression. When we all go on the Gloucester vacation Charlie is at the helm of the kitchen ~ hence “our vacation chef”. We all fall into tasks ~ everyone seems to have a speciality ~ it’s like clockwork ~ dinner is a Gloucester feast every night ~ and it starts at Connolly’s.

  3. Hake!!!! The perfect fish to use to make Fish Cakes. My recipe is featured in the cookbook ” Gifts of Gold” on page 162 !

  4. Dave Moore says:

    Excellent Fish on Fridays (FOF) Very fine art filleting these out and I remember them being used for fish cakes. Had a guy who drove an Cushman bread truck around with fish in 1960′s we called him Sam the fisherman. Fillet in the truck wrap it up right in front of your house played some music so you knew he was coming like the ice cream trucks…Thanks Dave:-)

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