D is for Developments in Skiff Technology

Imagine reeling that net in by hand! Luckily for these herring fishermen, their table seiner “North Land” is pursing their catch up for them, thanks to advances in technology ca. 1900-1920. National Archives of Canada, PA 145356.

H is for Herring Gibbing

Those don’t look like salmon! Anyone who’s ever tasted a herring knows that they’re dealing with a love-it or hate-it dining experience. The herring in this BC gillnetter, ca. 1970s, could have been bound for a variety of different processes, some designed to amplify the taste, others to disguise it from picky eaters. Gulf of […]