An Opener: 14 Hour Window for Commercial Fishing
by Will Saunders May is busy for the small fishing towns of Alaska. Commercial fishermen wait to hear when the first fishery will be open for catching. Before the fishermen get out on the water and start netting fish they must prepare their boats, nets and skills for the Alaskan coast. Commercial fishing is a 4-6 month career and when the season is good that is the only work they need for the entire year. The otherwise small populations in these fishing towns begin to grow as fishermen from all over the states come to Alaska and prepare for the season. Their is a tension and excitement in the air as the opening date awaits. The Alaska department of Fish and Game announced that the first fishery will be opening on May 15th. With one week left before that date, the boats need to be ready to go. Fishermen are preparing by mending nets, welding boats, checking engine fluids and any other last minute fine tuning the boats need. Among them are Davie Allen, Ian Lindsay, Bill Fisher, James Andrew and Emmitt Raymond. The Alaska department of Fish and Game announced that the first fishery will be opening on May 15th. With one week left before that date, the boats need to be ready to go. Gillnet Mending
May is busy for the small fishing towns of Alaska. Commercial fishermen wait to hear when the first fishery will be open for catching. Before the fishermen get out on the water and start netting fish they must prepare their boats, nets and skills for the Alaskan coast. Commercial fishing is a 4-6 month career and when the season is good that is the only work they need for the entire year. Dry Dock Repairs
Replacing the Deck