all projects Abrolhos Islands: Nigel Helyer

18/04/11 0 comment/s post a comment

Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine


Back on-shore for a few days R 'n' R and R 'n' D. Having a yarn with some of the 'old-timers' (yarning being their speciality) and looking at the 'industrial' end of the operation. The 'Yellow Submarine' was a prototype submersible launched in 1969 as a harvester equipped with mechanical arms to literally 'pick-up' Crayfish. It failed due to toxic gas build up ~ otherwise the Abrolhos would now look like a NATO navy base!

The holding tanks at the Geraldton Fishermans Coop are currently retaining 40,000 Kilos of live Crays, thats a big dinner party and an even bigger bill at the end of the evening!

40,000 kilos

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