As the herring move farther from Halifax, the boats land the catch in other ports closer to the fishing grounds.
The herring boats are an interesting contrast at the docks, and a reminder that at one time the same waterfront was lined with fish plants processing plants, contributing to the economy (and aroma) of the Halifax waterfront.
1. Island Pride No.1 arrives on a foggy morning at pier 24.
2. Silver Harvester I - the only wooden hulled seiner to visit this year- contrasts with the cruise ship Silver Whisper on a gloomy day.
3. Tasha Marie has unloaded and is moving to another dock, accompanied by the usual squadron of gulls.
4. Margaret Elizabeth No.1 made only one call in Halifax this year, and took on quite a list as she unloaded.