Monday, August 13, 2012

Life Commercial Fishing In Bristol Bay Alaska

 I just got back from another crazy two months aboard a commercial fishing boat in Bristol Bay, Alaska.   The last two months have been spent working long hours in rough and cold weather.    Bristol Bay is home to the largest sockeye runs in the world, with over thirty million salmon returning to spawn in the surrounding rivers every year.  

  It's an amazing fishery that started back in the 40's with only sail boats pushing their luck to catch the millions of pounds that swim past their bay and into the rivers.    Thirty million sockeye or red salmon return to this area every year.   Some years even bigger.    I've spend the last four years, working, documenting, and falling in love with the lifestyle.    Click to see photos of the fishery  on my photography website.

Click to see photos of the fishery


  1. Fishing in Alaska is a dream for many, and a reality for a privileged few. Alaska is one of the last great wilderness areas on earth, with millions of acres of land and thousands of miles of waterways virtually untouched by man. Alaska is so vast and has such tremendous natural resources no human could possibly fish or see the entire state in a lifetime.

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