Commercial fishing is one of the mainstays of the Alaska economy. Many Alaska Native leaders look ahead a century, knowing that the renewable fisheries will still be producing, while petroleum and mining industries will eventually decline. Commercial and traditional fishing are part of North American Native cultures.

The Bristol Bay Fishery harvests the largest run of Sockeye Salmon in the world.


450 Miles ENE of Bristol Bay, Chum & Sockeye Salmon Fishing, Prince Wm Sound out of Cordova.


800 Miles SE of Cordova, the F/V Quandary shows Salmon Purse Seining in Southeast Alaska. Purse Seining requires skill. Watch the seine boat position the purse, then steady the Quandary with a taught line as the purse is brought aboard.