My Fishing Past, Our Sustainable Future

My Fishing Past, Our Sustainable Future

Photo: Keven Scribner on the Antigone in the 1970s I began commercially fishing in 1976, the year when the original Magnuson Act was signed into law. Chasing salmon, I fished in both Washington state and federal waters, and quickly became acquainted with circumscribed fishing seasons, specific opening times, gear-type restrictions and allowable catch limits. Regulation […]

Sirens of the Sea

Sirens of the Sea

“Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.” — from a country music song written by Ed and Patsy Bruce There are different gangplanks for boarding a boat to become a fisherman—and please note that my women skipper and deckhand friends from Alaska prefer to be called fishermen. Some fishermen come at it […]