Talk on the Dock: Tim Millis and Buddy Davis

Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, located at the mouth of New River Inlet, was a beehive of activity one recent November morning. Every fish house was jammed with trawlers waiting their turn to pack out colossal green tail shrimp. I found 85-year old Tim Millis chatting...

Talk on the Dock: Lauren Rimmer

“Lauren, your mouth is going to get you killed. That’s what my mother tells me!” Indeed, 35-year old single mother Lauren Rimmer does not hold back when defending her livelihood as a commercial fisherman. Hailing from Beaufort, NC, Lauren recently went to Raleigh with...

Talk on the Dock: Stephen Spruill

While working on a North Carolina Sea Grant-funded project that focuses on the next generation of commercial fishermen, I met 29-year old crabber Stephen Spruill of Columbia. Stephen is called a “young gun” by Willy Phillips of Full Circle Crab Company. “The young...

Talk on the Dock: A Chat with a Scottish Fisherman

In the Scottish village of Tarbert on the west coast at the mouth of the Hebrides, I met fisherman Kenny MacNab who was sipping a Guinness at a local pub, his dog Kiera at his feet. Out of 45 years of fishing, he’s spent much of the past decade fighting for...

Talk on the Dock: Dewey Hemilright

Sitting in the wheelhouse of the 42-foot FV Tarbaby in Wanchese, NC, we found Captain Dewey Hemilright, pelagic longliner, member of one the most highly restricted fisheries in the U.S. if not the world. As his girlfriend’s dog Annie angled for back-scratches, Captain...

Talk on the Dock: Henry Daniels

“Just don’t get scared and panic,” said third-generation fisherman Henry Daniels. We found him in the heart of Engelhard, helping his son Bryan rig up for flounder fishing. Although he no longer fishes, closing in on eight decades of life, Captain Henry stays in the...
 
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