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.


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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