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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Ship Shape For Sashimi.........





"The Tacoma" -  one of many tuna boats that operate out of
 Port Lincoln (my home town) which has given this city the prestigious title of
"Most millionaires per head of population"

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A large percentage of tuna are caught in the pristine waters
of the Southern ocean  then put into floating enclosures
 and slowly towed back to local waters  - extreme care is taken
 so as not to damage or bruise their flesh nor stress the tuna in anyway
they are then fattened for the very lucrative Japanese sashimi market



 
~ Getting everything ship-shape ~


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22 comments:

ewok1993 said...

beautiful shots.

you got me salivating for sashimi.

J Bar said...

good shots
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Nadege, said...

Great shots, so clear... that boat looks so white and new.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your watery captures for the day, Dianne!Great looking boats, lovely skies and beautiful blue water! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

LauraX said...

beautiful images!

NixBlog said...

Great shots! I have opted for a ship shot as well today!

EG Wow said...

How interesting that you live where tuna are taken in for the Japanese market.

Robert Geiss said...

What an adventure, that I would more than love to take. Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens photo

Ann said...

You mean you were catch fresh fish for sashimi, I love that.

Jack said...

Very educational post. Though I still don't feel competent yet to start out with my own boat.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos, Dianne.
I'm surprised Sylvia didn't mention "Tacoma" is the name of a city near Seattle, Washington, and the big international airport there is called Sea-Tac.
Wishing you the best for the coming year,

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Dianne said...

Kay:- that's interesting ! I wonder where the name Tacoma originated from ?.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful captures!

Watery Post, may you all have a prosperous new year!

Andrew said...

I saw an interesting tv story about sustainable tuna fishing in the area. Seems to be well set up now.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

I actually like the catchy blog post title the best!

diane b said...

Are you one of the millionaires? Nice shots of a working boat. It is interesting how they do it. I never knew that they fattened them up.

Dianne said...

diane b :- unfortunately not one of the millionaires but I love going back home to visit my Mother and 2 of my sisters..

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the close up first shot Dianne, crisp clean lines and interesting to see the men at work in the second. It's the same here in Fremantle, fishing is very big business. Beautiful images for today's theme.

Leon and Sue Sims said...

We have a Tocoma here in the Dandenong ranges of outer Melbourne as well.
BTW - is that the fish that "John West"doesn't reject. (private Aussie joke)

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots!

Tina´s PicStory said...

nice pics! :)

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