The Ocean Renegade

by John MacFarlane and Andrew Dondo 2017

Ocean Renegade

Ocean Renegade (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)

In the Summer of 2017 at Port Hardy Anthony Brusic was at his gillnet fish boat berthed in the harbour. He is a gregarious fellow who enjoys a good conversation and doesn’t mid explaining his experiences as a commercial fisherman.

He is a second generation fisherman who started when he was a kid of 9 years old with his Dad. He fished with his Dad from age 17. He has previously fished herring and prawns – and now fishes salmon exclusively.

Anthony Brusic

Captain Anthony Brusic (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)

In 1988 she was built in Maple Ridge BC by J & M Carlson Ltd. 9.60m x 3.81m x 1.40m Glass reinforced hull 14.58gt 6.82rt powered by a 236bhp diesel engine.

Ocean Renegade

Ocean Renegade (Photo from the Andrew Dondo collection.)

In 1988–1994 she was owned by Philip J. Weber, Maple Ridge BC. In 1995–2001 she was owned by Bravo Fisheries Ltd., Burnaby BC. In 2003–2017 she was owned by Bravo Fisheries Ltd. (Anthony Brusic), Burnaby BC.

In 2014 at Kanaka Creek on the Fraser River near Kanaka Landing (on McKay in Albion) there was a Chum opening. Here is the Ocean Renegade with Anthony Brusic at the helm, with the Dream Weaver skippered by Captain Lenny Carr and the Western Mist collecting.

Ocean Renegade

Ocean Renegade (Photo from the Andrew Dondo collection.)

Ocean Renegade

We often see the Ocean Renegade on the Fraser River.(Photo from the Andrew Dondo collection.)



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