Refrigerated Salt Water (RSW) is now virtually mandatory in the industry for wild Alaskan salmon and Tom and Dave spent a good portion of the spring of 2016 modifying the F/V Dolly B to install a state-of-the-art (expensive!) RSW system.
He had to modify his fish hold and flying bridge to install the chiller, refrigerated water plumbing and hydraulics to run it. In the past we used ice from the canneries or, when at sea, glacial ice, and Tom has always delivered nicely chilled fish. When he made his first delivery in Homer however, the fish were still alive and jumping in the fish hold!