We have only 15,000lbs of halibut left to catch in 3B. It’s time to pack up the homestead for the winter, before we take the boat back towards Kodiak and on to Homer. It has seemed like a short summer – maybe because we’ve had such a good time on the back deck together. Days are getting chillier, and some mornings it feels like we can’t wear enough under our raingear to stay warm. We feel satisfied that this is our final boatload, though, to think that these hooks will be our last to bait and these halibut our last to clean.
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Every week we share the stories of Alaskan makers and young fishermen on our social media channels. This project has given us a deeper appreciation for the community who work on Alaska waters and those who work to create Alaska goods. Everyday we learn from new people who inspires us to be better fishermen and create more beautiful things. Enjoy the following stories from a few of the Alaskan fishermen and makers we've learned from. Stay tuned for more wonderful stories this summer!
Thank you Vogue and the amazing Evgenia Arbugaeva for capturing this community of hard-working women that we hold in such high esteem. What a day for this diverse group of strong and independent women to have a moment of recognition. We feel incredibly to lucky to be able to use our Salmon Sisters audience to highlight our larger community and Alaska’s commercial fisheries.
This year, we traveled to Astoria, Oregon to attend the annual FisherPoets Gathering, a celebration of the commercial fishing industry in poetry, prose and song. FisherPoets has attracted storytellers and their many fans since 1998. We dare say it was one of the highlights of our winter.