Tag Archives: Herring Pump

Herring Seiner Sunlight Herring Pump

The hose highlighted with the blue arrows is attached to the pump head.  The hose gets lowered into the hold to pump out the herring.   What would take a boatload of men to bail out the fish is now done by this highly efficient method of unloading.  Video at 8AM

Herring Boat Transvac Nozzle

This is the nozzle that gets lowered down into the hold to suck the herring out.  Note the round connections.  That is a pretty standard size for these transvacs and interchange for quick connecting and disconecting in the event that more hose is needed or if they need to reconfigure the set up.

Herring Boat Transvac Sucker, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

The Old Empire Fish

The Old Empire Fish, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

This fish company used to employ many many workers in this huge building. Now through innovations in the fishing industry like Transvac Herring pumps and herring conveyor hoppers, hundreds of thousands of pounds of fish can be unloaded in the fish company by two people. The herring plant here on Harbor loop operates with two, count em two employees. Incredible.

Pump Hose Attatchment

This is the piece of equipment that attaches to the huge hoses that suck the herring from the holds of the herring boats. They add water to the fish and it creates a vacuum which sucks the herring out using the Transvac and pumps the herring into tanker trucks ashore.

DSC01201, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

This is a Transvac-

Transvac Herring Pump