Tag Archives: Princess Laura

Welding Aboard The Princess Laura


The fisherman in the picture is welding the trawl doors.  The trawl doors separate the net as it travels through the water to provide the maximum spread.  The larger the mouth of the net, the more chance to catch fish.
Fishermen will tinker with the way the doors are weighted  to achieve the optimal spread.

Princess Laura’s Huge Net Reels

Those are some big nets wrapped around those net reels aboard the Princess Laura.  In the lower left corner of the photo you can get a fisherman to get a sense of the size of these net reels.

Princess Laura Slime Eel Operation To Cease

The packing table has been pulled out and dismantled, and this dumping bin is the next to go.  A crew member told me yesterday that they will be ceasing operations on the state fish pier because there just wasn’t enough money in it.

Princess Laura Slime Eel Operation To Cease, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Here was the scene at this location on August 21, 2008-

Princess Laura Slime Eel Operation To Cease

Here you see the boys dismantling the slime eel packing table that was operating on the state fish pier.  When I asked why they were shutting it down they told me it just wasn’t paying.  It wasn’t for a lack of trying.  A huge amount of effort was put forth to try to make a go of it.

At least I got to document it while it was operating.  I know, I know, you all will be supremely disappointed that there will be no more slime eel pictures on these pages.