Preview: David Tarr, Scallop Diver

Here in Brooklin we like to get our scallops fresh off the boat from our neighbor David Tarr.  This video was just released by the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries.

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14 Responses So Far to “David Tarr, Scallop Diver

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    Björn Nilsson Thafvelin says:

    Yum Yum that made me very hungry for quality seafood!

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    Donald Holmes says:

    Time to get another package of David’s scallops out of the freezer!

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    Charles Kapela says:

    Thank you much. An old diver, miss it much.


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    Kathleen Roach says:

    Yes, I was salivating the entire video. Having sport dived in Baja for scallops it brought back great memories of dragging oneself ashore through rough surf and reefs, cracking open a few scallops and squeezing lime juice on them to marinate them and eating some before I was out of my wetsuit!
    Love these videos!

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    Chris Stask says:

    Great video, thank you. Brought back a lot of memories harvesting back in the sixties.

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    Anthony Sarcone says:

    Interesting and another example of how important commercial fishing is. Further, one has to appreciate the difficulties involved.

    Stay safe!

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    Phillip Armstrong says:

    Great video, impressive man and good to hear his commitment to sustainability. Here in New Zealand there is a significant scallop fishery and they are much appreciated. We are always surprised that people do not enjoy the orange scallop roe and only eat the muscle. Seems somewhat wasteful to us. Our scallops are always sold muscle and roe connected.

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    nicholas loughlin says:

    Love these documentary videos! Great grandfather fudged Stonington areas for lobster. Thank you

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    Peter Theunissen says:

    Thank you. What a wonderful documentry!

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    Thomas Young says:

    Excellent presentation of an inspirational story. Do what you love and love what you do. I’ll bet David sleeps very well at night.
    As a kid, my dad would come tuck me in at night and we would chat for a minute. I remember one night he asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I thought briefly and replied that I wanted to be a clam-digger! He seemed a little surprised and asked why I chose that. I said those guys had the best life! They spent all day on a boat, had their dog with them and went home with lots of clams. As they say, “out of the mouth of babes!” I grew up on Great South Bay on Long Island’s south shore and although I didn’t grow up to become a clam-digger, as a kid, I think I had a pretty good perspective on life.
    Stay safe!

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    Keith Rodger says:

    Scalloped off the West Coast of Scotland myself more than 20 years ago. Very similar conditions and enjoyed every minute. Great video, brings back many memories. Thanks