Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Salmon King

" Salmon fishing is not just job but a way of life. The water is the source of life."

"The salmon returning to Alaskan stream and rearing in Alaskan waters are the basis for one of Alaska's most important industries and underpin a traditional subsistence lifestyle in rural portions of the State.From 2000–2004, the average harvest of salmon sold by commercial fishermen in Alaska was almost 157 million fish (about 742 million pounds)."

There are five pacific species of Salmon : Chinook, Chum, Coho,Pink and Sockeye. 

There are three types of commercial salmon boats: Purse Seiners, Gillnetters, and Trollers.

This image was shared by Charles S from Sitka, Alaska.