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Herring Fleet back again

May brings the annual return of the herring fleet. Most of the usual vessels are back with the addtion of a new vessel has shown up this year, pictured below.

Herring are caught via a Purse Seine. A net is pulled around the school of fish, the bottom pulled tight, which forms a bowl out of the net, and then the fish are pumped into the fish hold on board.

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Peter Ziobrowski

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