This piece comes to us from fisherman Alexus Kwachka of Kodiak, Alaska (photo above, bio below) and is the latest installment in the Network’s National Seafood Month series. The natural world is the ultimate source of our food, our drinking water, the very air we breathe, and everything we create for our consumption. In short, […]
About Alexus Kwachka
Alexus Kwachka has been fishing commercially out of Kodiak, Alaska for the last 35 years. He’s worked from the deck to the wheelhouse and now owns and operates his own 32-foot Bristol Bay gillnetter. When he isn’t fishing for salmon, halibut, cod, rockfish, herring and crab, he advocates for coastal communities and small boat fishermen and crew to keep the fishing way of life alive and prosperous.
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About “From the Waterfront”
Fishing is a rich part of our American tradition. Fisheries policy and management can be highly technical, but at the heart of it lies stories of the men and women who make a living off of the last wild places, or who connect with nature, families, and communities through fishing recreationally and eating the bounties of the ocean. The Marine Fish Conservation Network is committed to ensuring that wild ocean fisheries are as much a part of our nation’s future as they are of its past.
“From the Waterfront” shares stories of our fishing past, present, and future to demonstrate the invaluable role that healthy, well-managed fisheries play our American fishing tradition.