Gill Netting for Salmon

Tue, July 18, 2017

We were cruising back from Anan to Wrangell when we came upon a fleet of ships that were gillnetting for salmon. The way it works is to drop about 100 yards of nets in a straight line and the fish will swim alongside looking for a way around. Apparently, the gills become entangled in the net and the fishermen pull them in.

Here’s a salmon about to tumble into the ship.

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And I’m told this is the prettiest gillnetter on the waters.  She’s friends with Brenda, our guide from Alaska Charters and Adventures who’s piloting our boat.

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