Cod Fishing, circa 1950 Part II

Once the cod are aboard the fishing vessel and out of the net, it's time to sort them. All photos by James H. Goodwin.
Once the cod are aboard the fishing vessel and out of the net, it’s time to sort them. All photos by James H. Goodwin.
The fish are sorted into what were called checker boxes, to separate the cod by size and quality. Todays fishermen uses boxes or totes. Careful packing of the fish with ice is important to avoid physical damage and spoilage, in order to get the best price.
The fish are sorted into what were called checker boxes, to separate the cod by size and quality. Todays fishermen use boxes or totes. Careful packing of the fish with ice is important to avoid physical damage and spoilage, in order to get the best price. Another tow is already underway as the cod are still being sorted.

Three men clean fish and one mends a net. Almost waist high in fish.
Three men clean fish and one mends a net. Almost waist high in fish.