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The Virgin Islands sunrise seen from a lobster boat is one of the rewards of the fishing life during a long and arduous workday. 


Winston Ledee pulls a lobster trap from waters off St. Thomas; one of many he and mate Kyle LaPlace will haul in a day. Ledee’s buoys mark the spot where he’s set a group of traps, attached by a line to the ocean floor. The traps of wood or wire, for lobsters and fish, must be winched up from the sea floor, rebaited and set back out again quickly in a continual rhythm. Many come up empty, making it impossible to tell how successful the trip has been until the catch is counted and weighed at the end of the day. Pages 2-3


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