FC: Fishing In Alaska
1: As we gaze out into the bay, we wait on the incoming tide. We are Alaska commercial fishermen. We know as soon as the tide goes out, we can pick our fish
2: The natural BEA | With the fish tote wrapped around the waist, we wade into the water and pick the fish out of the net. Some set net fishermen use a boat, but we prefer the old fashioned way.
4: Once we reach the end of the net we head back to shore......
5: ....to check the net once more.
6: Once all the fish are picked and into the totes, we put the fish into brailer bags to give to the canneries.
7: Minutes later, a forklift comes to the site to offload the fish into containers. They take the fish to the fish processor when they head and gut the salmon.
9: After all is done, we enjoy watching the boats in the bay while they fish. Unlike set net fishermen, drifters are a lot different when it comes to work.
10: Drifters nets are attached to their boats, and can be moved, not like set nets.
11: They pick their fish on the deck of the boat, where they have hydraulics that move the net easily.
12: For every tide, we do this same routine until the fishing season is over. It's a tough job that requires a lot of energy, but it's a job we love and enjoy.