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Photos: ground fishing off Block Island

Photos: ground fishing off Block Island

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Blog, Commercial Fishing, Seafood | 1 comment

Here some photos from a recent fishing trip I went on. I just tagged along, went for a boat ride. It’s something I feel the need to do every once in a while. Mix it up. Brian Loftes, owner and captain of the 65-foot Evan Christine took me out. It was a day trip, left Point Judith around 3:30 a.m. and got home around 8:30 that night. Fished a large...

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Squid and Fog

Squid and Fog

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Blog, Commercial Fishing, Nature, Sport Fishing, Stories | 0 comments

Photos by Zach Harvey. Story by JP Lee Point Judith, R.I. — Sometimes on windless nights in May, when everything in the harbor is still, when there’s no boat traffic, no ferries backing in or out, no welders or grinders, no fishermen pulling heavy sweeps and chains across bulkheads, the squid—the loligo—will come into the shallows and lay in the...

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McDonald’s getting its feet wet.

McDonald’s getting its feet wet.

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Commercial Fishing | 7 comments

McDonald’s will be launching, late this year, their $1 Fish McBites. I’m guessing the fish is  U.S. caught Alaskan pollock. This is the opposite of buy local, keep your dollars in town. This is the other business model: fish/ process industry partners with mega-food giant McDonald’s and comes up with product at a very affordable price....

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Giant tuna don’t forget.

Giant tuna don’t forget.

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Commercial Fishing, Nature | 1 comment

It’s a bit like the children’s book, “Where’s Waldo?” or for an older generation where’s Richard Scarry’s “Goldbug.” But instead of one Waldo in the photograph, there are many. I can count about 12 giant tuna in this photo. You have to look carefully, squinting your eyes through the glare, but the fish...

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