Category Archives: Commercial Fishing

Words of Wisdom – AF Theriault and Son

I was accused recently of not taking enough pictures of people… and it’s true. Then again, a lot of nature and landscape photographers shy away from people in their shots. Taking a good picture of someone is surprisingly difficult. Getting … Continue reading

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Two Old Girls

The inshore lobster fishery is a harsh, inglorious, hands-on, traditional business. These two battered old girls may have seen better days, but they are still pressed into service and do their bit. Built as plank-on-frame, wooden boats, they’ve been sheathed … Continue reading

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Bow Thruster – AF Theriault & Son

Bow thrusters give ship’s captains much greater control over their vessels when manoeuvring in tight quarters, often eliminating the need for a tug. They are installed in tubes, running right through the bow of a ship from one side to … Continue reading

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Lobster Cars Aground – Chebogue

These old, abandoned lobster cars sit, aground on the flats and salt marsh of the Chibogue River, near the little wharf that shelters a few lobsterboats. With what is usually submerged exposed, you can easily see how they are constructed. … Continue reading

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All Tied Up

I always enjoy seeing how simple tasks can produce accidental art. These hawsers, used to tie up a large, off-shore fishing vessel, have been woven around the twin posts of a bollard and in so doing have produced a beautiful, … Continue reading

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You Talkin’ to Me?

This immature Herring Gull sits calmly perched atop a boom on an offshore commercial fishing vessel docked at a wharf in Yarmouth harbour. Sony A-900 – Tamron 70 – 200mm f2.8 – ISO 200 – 200mm – f5.6 – 1/500.

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The Business End – Lady Melissa

This giant propeller, in it’s shielded tunnel moves the massive purse seiner, Lady Melissa through the harsh waters of the Gulf of Maine and North Atlantic ocean as she seeks her prey in the lucrative commercial fishery off the shores … Continue reading

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Lobster Cars – Meteghan Harbour

Meteghan is the principal harbour on Saint Mary’s Bay, in the Acadian French-speaking French Shore of Nova Scotia. Although many species of sea creatures are caught, the American Lobster is king here! These floating shacks, called lobster cars, have large … Continue reading

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