Alaska Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | Bristol Bay 2014


The first of the Bristol Bay videos are turning up around the net.  Check out nice timelapse of life aboard a 32 foot gillnetter in Bristol Bay.  And Yes… It does seem like to stand on the back deck forever!

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Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | Hidden Falls 2014


 

Here are some highlights from the beginning of the salmon season this year in Hidden Falls.

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Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | Late Nite Tender


This is view that every fisherman wants to see at the end of a long day of fishing. We rolled in at about 1:00 in the morning to unload salmon and Craig and I couldn't help snapping a shot of our late night savior.

 

Study Looks at Next Generation of Fishermen


Originally posted on KMXT News Blog:

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Brianna Gibbs/KMXT
Kodiak is known worldwide as a fishing hub and in recent years has made a name for itself in the world of academic research. This summer the two are combining as one local grad student takes a closer look at the next generation of fishermen through her work at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.
Graduate student Danielle Ringer was born in Homer, where her family was heavily involved in the fishing industry, and moved to Kodiak a number of years ago to work for Fish and Game. Since then she’s broadened her resume with work at the Alutiiq Museum and Kodiak Harbormaster’s Office, but decided to plunge back into her education this summer and study what she calls the “graying of the fleet.”
“So basically the legislature has put out a call of concerns that are kind of addressing all…

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Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | Halibut Longlining 2014


 

Here’s a sweet perspective from Robert Moss aboard his last longline trip. Make sure to stick around for the end of the video. The underwater shots are super cool

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Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | Craig, AK Harbor


Captains and Crew are stalled in Craig, Alaska with no mid week fishing opportunities. ADFG has curtailed fishing, so fishermen find themselves doing boat projects and enjoying a bit of down time. We are currently off to Arena Cove for a mini camping trip and a shore exploring expedition.

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Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | Chum Fishing | Hidden Falls 2014


 

This season is off to a fairly slow start. Pinks Salmon are beginning to show, and ADFG has opened new areas this coming Sunday. The lack of serious volumes of chum salmon have stalled most fishermen. Amagla Harbor, which was open yesterday, failed to impress captains and crews with a Super Bowl of Salmon Seining. The boat average was a meager 8000 pounds. Come on pink salmon.

 

Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day. | F/V SkipJack | Red Sea Urchin


 

The fishing vessel Skipjack unloads its catch of red sea urchins in Ketchikan, Alaska. Divers commercially harvest the urchins for their roe, known as uni. Over the past several decades, the fishery has faced challenges. Most recently, market demand for uni has decreased. But more significantly, rapidly increasing numbers of sea otters in Southeast Alaska are moving closer to existing stocks of red sea urchins. Red urchins are a favorite food of the sea otter.

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