Salt in the Veins
By Alex Kormann
Jamie Parker works nine hours a day on the water and 24 hours a day as a father.
Jamie Parker is a fifth-generation commercial fisherman. He works nine hours a day crabbing on the local waters of the Albemarle Sound. He provides seafood up and down the east coast of the United States, with a good portion being hand-delivered to his family’s restaurant, Henry’s, only 5 miles away. When he’s not on water, he is the father to his two kids, Fisher and Finley. But he also has full-time jobs as a husband, brother, son, grandson and uncle.
Everyone pushes buying local seafood around the Outer Banks but the question remains: where does that actually come from? Who actually brings that seafood in by hand every day? And what makes it so special? This is a day in the life of a man who does it; follow him from dawn on the dock to downtime with the kids.