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Nino and Gus Sanfilippo In The Fish Hold Of The Captain Domenic

We will bring you down to show you what it’s like in the fish hold of a dragger in one of the upcoming videos in our 4 part video series with the men who will be representing our community on Mark Burnett’s Expedition Impossible which will premiere June 23 at 9PM.

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Dragger Pamet

Dragger Pamet, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Looking at the picture you can see the wire cable that goes through the block and is attached to the door.  When the wire is let out the doors go into the ocean on the port and starboard sides of the boat and help to separate the net which is dragged behind the boat.  Hence the term “dragging”  or “trawling”.

Dragger Pamet Door

This is one door out of a set of two which separate the net when it is set off of the stern of the trawler(dragger).  The chains you see are attached to the cable wire which is released from the winch.  Then the net is attached to the doors to get the spread needed to maximize the area of open net and snare as much fish as possible.

Dragger Pamet Door, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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