A Sanded and Primed Forward Top
All the book shelves and port lights are in. Below is the book shelf in the guest room, smiling with a big wooden mouth and gleaming port light eyes.
Guest Room Book Shelf
There might be only one fish factory left in North Carolina, and a handful in Virginia and along the Gulf Coast, but Peru is rotten with them! Peru is the world’s biggest producer and exporter of fish meal and oil, far outstripping Chile, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. Where does most of that stinky stuff go? To China, where it’s used in feed for pond-raised shrimp and carnivorous fish. Although most fishmeal and oil is fed to chickens, cows, and pigs, the fastest growing sector is the aquaculture industry – fish eating fish with the help of a few middlemen! So much for the theory that aquaculture will make “wild” fishing obsolete. But when the “El Nino” weather pattern takes hold, the Peruvian anchoveta becomes scarce and the global fishmeal market is thrown off-kilter. How do the fishermen deal with these boom and bust patterns? Are Peruvian boats typically named after women like here in the U.S. of A? Is the smell of anchovy the smell of dinero? Inquiring minds must know – FishDoc, hijo, and amiga are headed for Peru this summer to see (and smell) for themselves. !Viva Pescado! Signing off for now, Barbara “Fish Doctor” Blake