Watching Joey and Captain Russell with his crew of the FV Lady Jane offload at Captain Joes on this last morning of 2017 you couldn’t help but be struck by the deadly dangerous conditions of working in frigid Arctic temperatures and blistering winds. Nearly every surface of the boat was covered in a thick layer of solid ice.
Prayers and best wishes to all our Gloucester fishermen for a safe and prosperous 2018.
The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.
Capt. Russell Sherman (burgandy t-shirt) and his crew splice in F/V Lady Jane’s new nets after they lost the last ones on what “might have been an anchor.” Russell’s wife Chris (holding t-shirt, with the Northeast Seafood Coalition (http://northeastseafoodcoalition.org) says they worked around the clock to replace the torn nets. They expected to leave soon for several days, looking for cod, among other species.