Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Pollock Season Continues

This is our flagship trawler the F/V Destination approaching the dock last night just as I was getting off shift. We finished offloading it this afternoon and began offloading the Bering Rose. The Destination holds over a million pounds of pollock, a truly impressive fish catcher! What is equally amazing to me is the tiny amount of non-pollock bycatch - maybe 20 pounds of herring, a couple sharks, a halibut, and a half dozen Irish Lords, along with a half tote of cod - just a tiny drop in the bucket compared to the total catch.

Tonight all my adventuring caught up with me and I took a nap after work in the sun coming in the window at home. Hard work and little sleep had finally took their toll after three weeks on the island and I slept for two hours and can hopefully get back to sleep now - good night all . . .

4 comments:

Life in YK Delta said...

What a beautiful place! I am new blogger and my address is akalucy2@blogspot.com. I am very new. Would like to see new place I never been too.. Hope to hear from you. Thanks L

Zack said...

Oh hey looks like you have another fan of your blog. And she is right, that place is very beautiful.
You and the crew went threw a million pounds of fish? In a day? No, has to take longer than that.

KD Esq. said...

Just found your page and was THRILLED to see the Destination! That was my very first boat as a Fisheries Observer!!! The crew was great, the offloads were killer, the guys at the plant were SO nice and yes, they can pull that much fish in no time.

It's a great shot of the boat, and I'm glad to see it is still in great shape!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting this picture up. I was just on the Destination as an observer. Great boat, great crew, and great picture.