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The Island’s Next Generation of Fishermen

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  • The Island’s Next Generation of Fishermen

    Randi Baird  

    On Dutcher's Dock in Menemsha, from left to right: Ryan Smith, Alec Gale, James A. Shephard IV, Todd Mayhew, Billy Diamond Tapanum Vanderhoop Sherphard, Faith Vanderhoop, Amandine Surier, and Lev Wlodyka.

  • The Island’s Next Generation of Fishermen

    Randi Baird  

    The predictability of aquaculture is an attraction for Ryan Smith of Edgartown.

  • The Island’s Next Generation of Fishermen

    Randi Baird  

    Todd Mayhew and his father Greg on deck of Unicorn in July, 2004. Todd's hauling back a swordfish. They work as a team around the clock, alternating taking watch at the helm, setting gear, and sleeping. Photograph by Todd's older brother, Jeremy Mayhew, the filmaker. His documentary, 'Striker's Passing' (2002) is available at Island Entertainment in Vineyard Haven.