Tag Archives: Marine Industrial

Please Understand About The Waterfront

If a picture is worth a thousand words then I would like our new readers to click the following links to get a better grasp of the reality on the waterfront and how technological advances have radically changed the way fish is handled.

What is needed is to make sure our fishermen have places to tie up their boats and that the property owners that used to handle the bulk of the fish which now gets offloaded at the Gloucester Fish Auction are allowed financially viable options that do not include condominiums so that they can reinvest in their piers and actually increase the amount of space for commercial fishermen to tie up their boats.

The only way that happens is with projects that they can bring to the bank so that the property owners that own over 90% of Gloucester Harbor can get the kinds of projects financed that can support keeping fishermen tied up at their docks while still competing with locally and state financed below market dockage spots for our fishermen at The State Fish Pier, Saint Peter’s Park, and I4-C2.

Marine Industrial Slide Show

View From The Western Venture Wheelhouse

Offloading Nets on The Western Venture Herring Boat

Gloucester Seafood Display Auction

Building Center Piling Field

State Fish Pier

Herring Hopper/Conveyor at The State Fish Pier

Herring Hopper/Conveyor Video

The Old Empire Fish


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.