Its hard to make fishing look any better than this. The video editing is super slick and every second screams of talent. Alot of the footage is from Sierra Anderson, who has released some amazing edits of her fishing adventures. This video is a collaboration between Blake Holmes Productions and Sierra’s Fox Cape Productions. Make the leap to vimeo and you can see some of her past projects.
Here are some highlights from the second opener in the 2014 Sitka Herring Sac Roe Fishery.
The Sitka Sac Roe Herring officially started yesterday at 1:45. Numerous boats tested their nets one last time in the early morning, before the fishery got underway. Fishermen are extremely determined to harvest the entire quota after last season’s lackluster harvest. The fish seem to be spawning fast and early, it should be interesting to see how the harvest develops this season. Price is pretty much at its lowest ever, fishermen are receiving 150 up front and will hope for a better price as the fish goes to market.
I hardly took any footage during the FisherPoets Gathering, so here is a slice of life filmed today while exploring the Astoria waterfront. The epic history of Astoria really amazes me. Most of the day, I was trying to imagine the city nearly a 100 years ago. If only the docks could talk…
After an incredible weekend of experiencing the FisherPoets Gathering for the first time, I wandered around exploring Astoria in all of its epic rainy glory. Luckily, the town has a rich maritime history and a vast museum to highlight all the nautical history. These labels easily caught my attention as I roamed throughout the cozy history of the region. I highly recommend the Astoria Maritime Museum on your next visit to the area.
Via Youtube: New Bedford is America‘s largest commercial fishing port. The men and women who harvest the North Atlantic descend from a rich colorful history, and work tirelessly to keep their tradition alive and bring seafood from the ocean to our tables.
But what is the role of the traditional New England fishery in the ever-increasing global economy? How do local New Bedford fishing families stay afloat while competing with larger industry and keeping up with changing government regulations?
These are just some of the issues that MIT Sea Grant‘s marine anthropologist, Madeleine Hall-Arber, has been helping fishermen in New England address for over 25 years. Among her many projects and activities surrounding the fishing industry, Hall-Arber advises fisheries managers on the likely impacts of their working decisions, as well as assists commercial and recreational fishing industry representatives on fishing vessel safety, working waterfronts, oral history, and spatial documentation of fishing and marine habitat research projects.
This video features Hall-Arber’s participation in the 2013 Working Waterfront Festival, organized by the local community to help give the public a fun and unique opportunity to see and understand the commercial fishing culture firsthand. Activities include walking the decks of a scalloper, dining on fresh seafood, watching fishermen contests and cooking demonstrations, fun and games for children, and more.
Via Vimeo: A quick glimpse into the commercial fishing world of gillnetting in southeast alaska. It may be a five minute long film, but it’s a 3 month long season. When you’re the one filming and fishing, it’s impossible to capture all the emotion and hard work that goes into gillnetting. The fishing takes immense precedence over any capturing, but myself and my captain did the best we could to bring a little of our lives onto your screen. Enjoy.
- Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | Bag Rollin |Ustream 2013 (juneautek.com)