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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

RV Celtic Explorer Newfoundland & Labrador Fishery Survey: DAY 23

Date 21/02/2011 Time: 2230 hrs (UTC)

Position: 50 deg 32.1 N 50 deg 58.1 W, Speed 8.7 Knots

Wind 12 Knots NE


With the winds down today, even though the residual swell from the NE winds was still with us, conditions were much better both for echosounding and for the research fishing used to support the acoustic data interpretations. Several of these sets were done today.

Campelen 1800 Trawl (Photo: Kate Barley)

I got out my ‘spy lens’ for those close up but no one knows shots! 

Fishing ‘sets’ are done with great precision over short periods of time. The object is to catch a small sample of what is there – but not too much. The net is designed to do this but the main ingredient is the skill of the fishing crew.

Bosun Davy Murphy and Deckhand Paddy Kenny work on the net
(Photo: Kate Barley)


Deckhand Alec Carty signalling to the crane (Photo: Kate Barley)


    
Deckhand Paddy Kenny Lantry (Photo: Kate Barley)

            
The survey continues …




Kate Barley

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