Project journals

Pat Trotter

July 29, 2021

My education about long lining continues as I spent a few hours back at Lighthouse Marina talking to Dan Mears, owner of the Monica and his son Danny who captains the boat. Danny explained that in the summer months when the ocean is warmer they can’t leave the hooked fish

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I was down at the inlet by 7:00 AM today as the Monica was due in between 7:30 and 8:00 AM and I didn’t want to miss her. I had pictures of her before she went to the shipyard to be worked on but when I showed them to Dan

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July 27, 2021

It was a quiet day in Viking Village but the Kathy Ann was getting ready to head out so I waited around. I have wanted to photograph her heading out so it was worth the wait. Since it was midday the light was not optimal but the photos of this

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July 25, 2021

After spending some time at Viking Village as the Ms Manya was being packed out, I headed to the Lighthouse Marina where they were packing out tuna and swordfish from the Frances Anne, captained by Rick Mears. Chris Sprague was busy grading every fish that came off the boat before

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July 23, 2021

Fridays at Viking Village are dock tour days and this morning Karter Larsen hosted a group of interested kids and adults. He gave the visitors great insight about commercial fishing and showed different types of catch that are packed out in Viking Village. He explained how tuna is graded and

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July 21, 2021

Learned about something new this morning down at Viking Village. A scientist was removing one of the ear bones (otolith) from tilefish to be sent to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for study. Because these fish are meant for market the bone must be removed with surgical precision. The rings are

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