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Night Fishing Fleet in Miyagi

Posted in Places by tokyobling on November 29, 2009

As I have stated many times before on this blog, I love ships and boats and submarines of all kinds. While walking along the industrial harbor front of Shiogama City in Miyagi Prefecturre (way up north of Tokyo) I came across these fishing vessels gearing up to go out for a night of fishing on the east cost of Japan. I believe that the huge banks of light (that are lowered and extend far out across both sides of the vessel) are meant to attract Squid that are hooked on long line trailing the ships. Just look at all that glorious machinery! Commercial squid fishing is no walk in the park and it takes serious resources to do it profitably. I believe these vessels were all part of the same fishing corporation. Dusk, Saturday night, Miyagi.


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