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Wild Seafood: Sustainable Fishing Part 2

Last week's blog showed the unloading, tagging, and sorting of fish at Don's Dock. This week we continue with the photo essay at the last half of the day's operations. Thank you again to the folks at Wild Seafood for letting me get this close up look at the commercial fishing operation in Maderia Beach, Florida. If you have not had a chance to pick up some fresh seafood from them I highly recommend that you do. They can be found at Don's Dock, 215 Boardwalk Pl E, Madeira Beach, Florida. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram as well!

The shipping weigh station. Here fish are weighed, boxed up, and prepared for shipment.

The shipping weigh station. Here fish are weighed, boxed up, and prepared for shipment.

Fish being weighed for shipment.

Fish being weighed for shipment.

Fish being iced down for shipment.

Fish being iced down for shipment.

Cody Tibbitts prepping fish for shipment.

Cody Tibbitts prepping fish for shipment.

Seafood is sent all over the United States from Wild Seafood.

Seafood is sent all over the United States from Wild Seafood.

A fuel truck parked along side Don's Dock. Wild Seafood provides fuel for all boaters in the area. 

A fuel truck parked along side Don's Dock. Wild Seafood provides fuel for all boaters in the area. 

Lots of activity behind the dock. A fuel truck driver fills up the fuel tank as well as a crew member moving large containers of fish and ice.

Lots of activity behind the dock. A fuel truck driver fills up the fuel tank as well as a crew member moving large containers of fish and ice.

Chris Zook moving fish from the large container to a smaller bin.

Chris Zook moving fish from the large container to a smaller bin.

Chris Zook weighing a bin of fish.

Chris Zook weighing a bin of fish.

Rick Swagger sorting fish into bins while Toni Romero hoses out empty ones.

Rick Swagger sorting fish into bins while Toni Romero hoses out empty ones.

The Wild Seafood crew wrapping up operations for the day.

The Wild Seafood crew wrapping up operations for the day.

Fish that are unintentionally harvested are brought in as opposed to tossed back in the gulf. These fish still have value so the fisherman are offered twice the cost of the bait used to catch them

Fish that are unintentionally harvested are brought in as opposed to tossed back in the gulf. These fish still have value so the fisherman are offered twice the cost of the bait used to catch them

A crew member of the Miss Ruby scrubbing down the boat after the catch has been unloaded.

A crew member of the Miss Ruby scrubbing down the boat after the catch has been unloaded.

Erin Grebenev wrapping up paperwork for the day. Friday's catch totaled around 4,000 pounds of gulf fish.

Erin Grebenev wrapping up paperwork for the day. Friday's catch totaled around 4,000 pounds of gulf fish.

Wild Seafood also has a small store at Don's Dock.

Wild Seafood also has a small store at Don's Dock.

Wild Seafood also offers a selection of fish for the local consumer. These fish include Red Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Red Snapper, Hogfish, Gag Grouper, and Mangrove Snapper. They also offer spices and marinades to go with your seafood purchase.

Wild Seafood also offers a selection of fish for the local consumer. These fish include Red Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Red Snapper, Hogfish, Gag Grouper, and Mangrove Snapper. They also offer spices and marinades to go with your seafood purchase.

A selection of the seafood offered at the local fish market, Wild Seafood.

A selection of the seafood offered at the local fish market, Wild Seafood.

You can also purchase scallops and shrimp in the freezer section of Wild Seafood.

You can also purchase scallops and shrimp in the freezer section of Wild Seafood.

Want to fish off the dock but need more bait, line, or hooks? Wild Seafood also sells tackle items as well.

Want to fish off the dock but need more bait, line, or hooks? Wild Seafood also sells tackle items as well.