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Articles from the June 1, 2020 edition

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Budget Holes

Last month we said nice things about Washington State Governor Jay Inslee (Today’s Catch: Credit Where It’s Due), acknowledging his veto of a pair of pretty transparent power grabs put forth by...

 By Peter Marsh    Features    June 1, 2020

Vessel Profile: Daddy O

The Maritime Fabrications company was established 40 years ago by "Maritime Ed" Oczkewicz (pronounced Ozkaweez) and has been supplying its popular brand of deck gear to fishermen on the Northwest...


Bristol Bay: More Than Ready

In late April of 2020, the Bristol Bay sockeye gillnet season was being eyed with much trepidation. Covid-19 had much of the US in lock down to one degree or another. The challenges of bringing...


Bristol Bay Bracing for a Season Like None Other

For millions of wild sockeye salmon returning to Bristol Bay in 2020 it will be the traditional journey, but for thousands of people coming to harvest and process the world's largest run of red salmon...

 By Ray Williams    Features    June 1, 2020

Moving Boats by Truck

Until 1938 the fishermen who lived in Cordova would travel from Cordova to Williamsport (formerly Iliamna Bay) via boat. From there, they would hike the 15 miles to Iliamna Lake where they would...


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