Harvesting Fish One By One With Key West Waterman

How is it going boys and girls, welcome back to Key West Waterman, my name is Aaron Young. We are out today, I've got Zach and Justin with me. I actually had a charter that was canceled last minute, so we decided to come out and do some commercial stuff. If you're new to the channel you probably haven't seen one of these episodes and it's a little different than kind of my normal thing. Throughout my career this was something I did a lot more towards the beginning, luckily nowadays I'm normally busy with charters so I don't have to do this as much. But it's been kind of slow lately with some weather cancellations and whatnot, so we're going to come out and try and make a couple of dollars commercially. And what that means is, I have a permit where I can sell fish to the market and it goes to the restaurants etc. Essentially we come out, harvest a commercial amount of fish, hopefully, a decent amount, we sell that to the market and at the end of the trip, I'll break those expenses down, break the profit down and all that, and tell you how much we made. I do get a lot of negative feedback from these videos because we are taking a lot of fish but if you're not familiar, in my opinion, this is probably one of the most responsible and sustainable ways to commercially harvest fish. There's no bycatch at all, we're only taking the fish that we're targeting, and shooting one fish at a time. I mean there are nets and longliners out there, that do a lot more damage than we do. We're just a couple of guys out here trying to make a couple of bucks for the day and enjoy our job. I'm done rambling, come along with us we'll see you in the water. Dive In Alchemy SAaron's Carbon Spearfishing Fins Of Choice
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Who Has William Trubridge Asked For Advice

In a recent Q&A with William Trubridge, an interesting question popped up. "As the only person to have done what you have done, who have you asked for advice"? Here's his reply. Getting Feedback "A lot of people! I'm constantly getting feedback, advice, and ideas, whether they're solicited or not, from many people. I copy, I see what other divers are doing and I'm like "oh, that's maybe a good idea, I'll try it out for myself". Just kind of taking in all of that those ideas and that data, and hanging on to anything that applies. But some of the people who I've gone back to over the years to bounce ideas off because they have an understanding of freediving and physiology and everything that's happening, that's kind of probably second to none, one person, in particular, is Eric Fattah".  "Most of the current freedivers who are getting into the sport may not have heard of him other than just the equalization method and the mouthfill, but not only did he pioneer the mouthfill, but there are maybe like 10 other different things that you're doing in freediving now that he was the first to do, such as wearing a neck weight. I think he was the first to set a world record for men with a monofin, he was the first to dive in a one-piece wetsuit and swim cap and the list goes on. There are so many different things that he devised, so he's someone who I often kind of bounce ideas off, or if I have a problem that I'm working on, he's a good one for advice. But again, I've done that with almost everyone, it's a kind of open season in the freediving community, I think there are not too many people who are holding onto secrets". Still Diving With A Home-Made Neck Weight?
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Motherhood And Freediving

Motherhood is probably one of the best things a woman can experience during her adulthood, but it also comes with long time responsibilities. How does an athlete who travels a lot for competitions and training deal with that? What do people think of that lifestyle? Enchante Gallardo shares her views on the subject. Am I Selfish? So far I haven't had anyone tell me that "oh, Enchante, you're being so selfish towards your kids, taking these unnecessary risks. What are you trying to accomplish? A lot of the time it's actually quite the opposite. People think that it's really cool that I'm still doing something that I love despite having children. And I think in a way it shows people that having kids doesn't mean that you can't still do what you love. But I would say that that is something that I've questioned myself and that has potentially been an insecurity is, you know, caring about what other people think and thinking, "oh, maybe they're judging me because, oh, why is she going off to competitions"? Like "she should be at home with her kids". And I love my kids and I miss them so much. And they're amazing and hilarious. You know, my family, my mom, and their dad have been super supportive through all of this. And I wouldn't be able to do this without their support. I know when I'm away, they're in a good place, they're safe, they're happy. And that's really important to me because if I didn't have that support, of course, I wouldn't be doing this. So I feel really fortunate and really blessed in that aspect. And yeah, I wanna get to the point to bring them with me on these trips. Dealing With The Internal Struggle I think that has been somewhat of a struggle because I have faced moments where I've even questioned myself and I'm like, "am I being too selfish in doing that"? And sometimes I ask other people because it can be an emotional topic. Like, should I be a better mother? And I'm always striving to do that. And you know, in my daily life, I'm constantly striving to be a better person for myself, for other people, for my kids, and my family. I think a lot of the times we beat ourselves up and people are always gonna say things and it's kind of pushing through that regardless of what people say or the opinions that people formulate about you. I like separating from that and knowing what you're knowing and trusting in yourself. And that you're doing the best that you can in life. I think everyone goes through these feelings of insecurity. You look at someone who looks like they have their life together. But then when you really get to know someone, everybody is going through something. It's okay not to always have your s**t together, but that's the importance and the point of the sense of community. And supporting each other. You go through moments where you have extreme highs and everything's great. And then, you know, it's almost like a calm down. Some people think that you go to college and get a job, you get married and you have kids and you settle down in this house and you have to create this, this picturesque life, you know, or follow this bullet point or this linear path basically. But I don't think life is like that. I definitely admire mothers who dive and are able to do that because it's not easy balancing training, being an athlete along with being a mother. It takes a lot of energy. So I think this just shows how strong and powerful women are. Meet Enchante
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