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Photographer:Joe Carroll [View profile]Title:SHOEI MARU No 1 & SHOEI MARU No 7Added:Nov 07, 2007
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Shoei Maru No1(foreground) and Shoei Maru No.7 in Galway Harbour on 6-11-2007. Despite a long career as a trawler man ,I could'nt work out what fishing method these vessels employed as (apart from floats) no gear or equipment was visible. Note 'plated over'areas on superstructure.Whatever they are after and however they catch it, they are a long way from home this winter.
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Dogwatch on May 27, 2009 22:00 (9 years ago)
The Japanese fishing vessels operate in the North Atlantic targetting Bluefin & Yellowfin Tuna by mid-water longlines. The set approx 60 - 80nm of lines in one go, hauling & shooting at 10kts. Their main base in the Atlantic is Las Palmas, Canaries; but enter Irish waters (Galway & Cork) for fuel & water.
Joe Carroll on Nov 13, 2007 23:32 (10 years ago)
to Gunnerman, No, her condition was actualiy very good for the time,she was registered in Ireland from new and had to carry a percentage of Irish crew. However, the working ethic and 'lifestyle' were totally alien to most of these young guys.At that time most Irish fishing vessels did 4 to 6 day trips(as long as the ice lasted) and the Erin Fisher stayed away from Ireland for over 3months. The menu took most by suprise as well-the fish was not always cooked. We were less cosmopolitan back then. As I said, most never went in her twice and quite a few didnt fish again.Money was'nt bad though.
Joe Carroll on Nov 13, 2007 23:29 (10 years ago)
to Gunnerman, No, her condition was actualiy very good for the time,she was registered in Ireland from new and had to carry a percentage of Irish crew. However, the working ethic and 'lifestyle' were totally alien to most of these young guys.At that time most Irish fishing vessels did 4 to 6 day trips(as long as the ice lasted) and the Erin Fisher stayed away from Ireland for over 3months. The menu took most by suprise as well-the fish was not always cooked. We were less cosmopolitan back then. As I said, most never went in her twice and quite a few didnt fish again.Money was'nt bad though.
Guest on Nov 14, 2007 17:02 (10 years ago)
Hi Solan

Appears that Japanese Fishing Vessels are quite common in the North Atlantic - see this Canadian web site as an example.
http://www.infonet.st-johns.nf.ca/green/japan.html

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Gunnar Olsen on Nov 08, 2007 19:40 (10 years ago)
Ok. Many hundred young fishermen i see. Was she in a poor condition or what?
Joe Carroll on Nov 08, 2007 15:28 (10 years ago)
Thanks Adam and Gunnerman for your comments. I think long-lining is the most likely method of fishing and as I dont think Japan has any allowance in E.U. waters,they must work over 300Km or so offshore. In winter 2005,11 japanese fishers visited Galway, Only 2 in 2006 and 8 so far this year. Fuel and supplies seem to be their reason for calling as fish is not landed.I might point out that all the crew I saw, appeared to be non Japanese,perhaps Korean. To Gunnerman ,we had a Japanese Stern trawler registered in Ireland about 30 years ago.Many hundereds of young Irish (would-be) fishermen made their first(and mostly last) trip on the "Erin Fisher"
Gunnar Olsen on Nov 07, 2007 22:47 (10 years ago)
In 1999 we had a japanese longliner registered in the Faroe Islands as the TG 707 Selnes. She fished for tuna. She was re-registered in Cambodia in 2000.
Adawo on Nov 07, 2007 20:47 (10 years ago)
Japanese fishing vessel are very rarely in European ports. I'm not sure about fishing method they use, but I suppose they are long liners or drifters (gill neters). Both looks like typical, "classic" Japanese fishing vessels, and it was always question to me - what they fishing?

Adam
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