Oct 4, 2020
On this episode, I head to the
docks to interview two of our local commercial fishermen. I was
accompanied by my trusty companion Scott Higby, owner of Studio C
Creative Sound Recorders.
Co host Trish Watlington stayed
home enjoying spending time with her new grand baby (Go Grandma!)
She will be joining us again next time.
When we arrived Captain John
Glawson, owner of Nicole Ann and Captain Dan Major owner of Plan B
were busy preparing their lobster pots for the beginning of spiny
lobster season that starts on Weds October 7th for commercial
They were kind enough to take a
break from their task to sit down for a chat. Cap'n Dans wife Kelli
joined us. We talked about trade tariffs, the pandemic, a changing
environment and how these, and many other factors are changing the
food systems we have known. We spoke of how the support of the
local community is of paramount importance to maintain the
availability of local food sources.
Captain Dan & John gave us
insight to the life of a lobster fishermen out on the ocean waves.
How they got into commercial fishing, how they lay the traps, what
it’s like hauling a 65lb lobster pot up from the briny. It was an
enlightening conversation. The life of a fisherman is not for the
feint of heart.
Starting at 8am on October 11,
San Diego Spiny Lobsterfest will be happening at Tuna Harbor
Dockside Market, 598 Harbor Ln, San Diego, CA
Local lobster fishermen
will be selling live spiny lobsters. Chef Phillip
Esteban and Chef Marcus Twilegar of Craft Meals will be serving up
some amazing spiny lobster dishes. There will be some prepared grab
and go meals for sale.
Public health & distancing
protocols will be strictly
enforced, so bring a cooler and a mask.
Thank you Stephanie Parker of Epicurean San Diego for arranging our
interview. We really enjoyed our afternoon at the docks and we
hope our listeners do too!
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Produced at Studio C Creative Sound Recorders in San Diego