Commercial Fishing Up Close — pat morss

There has been a lot of sport fishing in close to the Eastern Point rocks recently, and this morning a spotter plane and two commercial fishing boats out of Gloucester got our attention. The photo captions below may just be my imagination, but this is what it looked like.

Fish spotter plane scanning the East Gloucester shore
Amanda & Andy II with a circular net
Starting to pull the net in
Gannet II coming alongside for the fish transfer
Wide angle shows how close the fishing is to shore
Gannet II ready for transfer, as Ripple passes by
Multiple fish transfers from Amanda & Andy II to Gannet II
Amanda & Andy II shipshape with net stored – Life is Good passing by
Spotter remained overhead discovering new opportunities
Amanda & Andy II heads off to next location

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