Scenes of Gulf Coast Seafood – Garden & Gun

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Scenes of Gulf Coast Seafood

Photographer Wes Frazer goes behind-the-scenes to document the men and women of the Gulf Coast seafood industry

No one knows Southern seafood quite like the fishermen of the Gulf Coast—and maybe Birmingham, Alabama-based photographer Wes Frazer. Commissioned by Alabama Gulf Seafood, Frazer set off to document the seafood industry in Alabama and the men and women who devote their lives to fresh Gulf Coast catch. Frazer spent a week on the water hauling in crab, shrimp, multitudes of fish, and oysters, learning first-hand what hard work it takes to get good seafood.

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photo: Wes Frazer

A shrimp boat plies the waters of Mobile Bay.

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photo: Wes Frazer

This retired fisherman still sets out to sea on occasion.

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photo: Wes Frazer

A captain at the helm.

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photo: Wes Frazer

Lone pelican over Mobile Bay.

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photo: Wes Frazer

Brown shrimp bounty.

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photo: Wes Frazer

The captain’s weathered hands.

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photo: Wes Frazer

The usual crowd.

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photo: Wes Frazer

Traps are baited and ready to toss.

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photo: Wes Frazer

Testing a line.

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photo: Wes Frazer

A shrimper’s version of cruise control.

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photo: Wes Frazer

A redfish at Southern Fish & Oyster Co. in Mobile, Alabama.

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photo: Wes Frazer

Raking for oysters.

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photo: Wes Frazer

Pulling in a haul of oysters.

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photo: Wes Frazer

Billy’s Seafood Inc. in Bon Secour, Alabama.

 


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