Fishing Industry Innovation
When picking up bait at the State Fish Pier for our lobstermen this guy pulls up with a mobile gas powered net reel. Back in the day when we had draggers taking out at our dock the process of moving different types of nets on and off boats was a long arduous task. You needed a ton of space to stretch the net out and lift section by section of the net onto trucks. It took a while. Now with this type of set up you can do the work in one tenth of the space.
This rig is pretty slick. It is built on a trailer and there is a hydraulic tank powered by a honda generator which turns the drum. Once the net is loaded on the trailer it can be transported wherever it needs to go. Just another innovation allowing the fishery to do more with less space.
Video coming at 1PM
Here is the automatic gillnet setting machine on Mike Leary’s Lori B. Video of it in operation at 8AM
Mike Leary’s Lori B is outfitted with this fishing industry innovation
Here, Stoga showcases a new fishing industry innovation for gillnetters aboard Mike Leary’s Lori B. This hydraulic net setter eliminates the jobs of two men for setting the net back out on gillnetters. The machine automatically spreads the net and sets it with the hydraulic motor (highlighted with the yellow arrow). It glides back and forth to set nets from either side of the boat, port or starboard by gliding along the rails (highlighted by the black arrows).
Video tomorrow at 1PM
The Herring gets pumped aboard and then travels down these shutes and diverted into whichever hold they want it to go with the removable slats.
This is the boom truck for the Western Venture Herring operations. Instead of a team of ten men handling the huge herring nets, the powerblock attached to the boom on this truck will load the net effortlessly so it can be brought to places like Swan Net up in the Blackburn Industrial park to be mended.