I took this photo on the F/V Viking Pride. we were fishing at the Hudson Canyon in late October or early November. our target species was squid which is sold to restaurants all over the east coast for calamari. The water was still very tropical looking then, and even though on land it may have started to cool off, the warm tropical water made working in a t-shirt easy. We were fishing in some nasty weather weather that day, it was very rough. I took this image as the boat reared over a wave and the crest came out the stern. In summer, the squid are close to the beach. They come in from offshore to mate. As the season turns into fall the squid start to move back offshore to deeper water. While they head towards the continental shelf, fishing boats follow them to submarine canyons where the fish school up. Squid fishing is a sustainable fishery that most boats in New York are involved in.
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