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Tonging

Here are oyster fishers in the fall season. I have shown links to the industry many times in the past so will just not bother this time. Fishing takes place at the mouths of many rivers I pass on my commute.

Tonging

Here are oyster fishers in the fall season. I have shown links to the industry many times in the past so will just not bother this time. Fishing takes place at the mouths of many rivers I pass on my commute.

comments (15)

I like how you've lined up the three men and the three boats!
Mary MacADNski: At one point they almost posed for me.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2016, 04:35
This is excellent, Mary.

Interesting, too, that you describe it as "fishing".
Mary MacADNski: The title is tonging. It is certainly a form of fishing. If not, what else? It is lobster fishing clam fishing, crab fishing, a rather natural broad term.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 26 Feb 2016, 06:10
Are these managed oyster beds, Mary?
Mary MacADNski: No, this is the wild fishery. Some of these men may have managed properties but this is the wild fishery.
Superb capture of these men at work Mary!
Mary MacADNski: Thank you. I like taking shots of oyster fishers as they are usually close enough to make it count.
Anywhere there's water, Mary, there is bound to be fishing! I can't imagine your neck of the woods without LOADS of fish on every menu!
Mary MacADNski: It is so on my menu but not as popular as you'd think.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Feb 2016, 07:05
Nice to know there are plenty still to catch
Mary MacADNski: Yes, this is the wild fishery. There is an imp. size restriction with big fines if the often inspected boats must undergo.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Feb 2016, 07:25
a wonderful composition of working men!
Mary MacADNski: I lie watching them and taking photos as they are usually not too far away.
A fascinating photo Mary, and an interesting description.
Mary MacADNski: I have posted good links in the past and we have no new people here.
Well composed picture Mary. Good to see fishing not on an industrial scale
Mary MacADNski: I got quite a few shots that day. There is a size restriction with big fines if found on a boat.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Feb 2016, 13:05
Looks as though just the places to get top get their catch. I assume that two of them at least were working together.
Mary MacADNski: There was a group of seven or eight of them, moving quickly to cover the most ground.
It looks hard work doing it this way.There must be easier ways of earning a crust.
Mary MacADNski: Growing them might be considered easier.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Feb 2016, 14:47
An excellent shot of people at work. This would have been a brilliant post retirement job for me, if we had such water in our vicinity. And would have had my daily fix of oysters to boot smile
Mary MacADNski: I can set you up with a job to learn the trade.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Feb 2016, 16:04
Lovely action picture of men at work
Mary MacADNski: They fish near mouths or rivers so are usually close enough to get better shots.
I've never actually wanted to taste an Oyster, but they keep these guys in work. You have made a very good composition here.
Mary MacADNski: They are my favorite of all foods but only PEI oysters.
Just how many rivers do you cross, Mary? Sounds like a fascinating commute - much more so than my commute from the kitchen after breakfast to my study upstairs smile
Mary MacADNski: I cross three and drive along side water most of the way.

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