National Geographic : 1952 May
© National Geographic Society 590 Kodachromes by Alan Villiers After They're Caught, Cod Must Be Cleaned, Salted, and De-livered When a full dory comes alongside Argus, the cod are gaffed up on deck into boxed-off compartments along the rail. Gangs of three then split and clean the fish. Livers are carefully saved and taken forward to a pressure plant, which removes the valuable oil. Cod themselves are thrown into the hold, where a skilled crew salts each fish carefully and stows it. Careless salting can spoil a whole cargo. Almost every man aboard lends a hand when the load is in. Above: Chief engineer Cesar Eduardo Mauricio splits cod with one stroke. Right: A deck boy pulls up more fish from the dory below.