Project journals

Pat Trotter

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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July 19, 2021

Concentrated on faces today while they were unloading from the Elizabeth – but caught some interesting background as well if you look closely at Captain Chris Buttocovla’s picture and what is behind it. I also caught an interesting reflection of the fishing boats in the dock on the sunglasses of

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July 17, 2021

I headed down to the docks this morning but again it was pretty quiet. The Relentless was ready to go out but hadn’t left the dock by the time I left. After taking a break I went back down to the inlet as the wife of one of the crew

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July 16, 2021

Another fairly quiet day at Viking Village. The day boats had returned so it was a little less empty. The huge Army Corps of Engineers dredge that has been working in the Barnegat Inlet pulled up to the dock this morning. It is amazing how big these dredges are! There

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July 15, 2021

This was a very quiet day at the docks – most of the day boats were out as were several of the trip boats. The Kathy Ann was back in port packing out their catch of scallops. Captain Cory Karch had his son with him but the little fellow was

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