First of all, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who has helped support the ComFishFilmFest this year. The festival is really a celebration of the people that I love to work with. Its nice to have a forum where fishermen can come together and share stories. In these digital times, that means sharing GoPro footage and incredible sites only caught in an instant on a camera phone. This year’s festival is live online now at www.fishfilmfest.com. Voting will continue until Jan 30th and we will announce the winners on Jan.31st. So, there is still plenty of time to check out the new site!
Make no mistakes about it! Sierra Anderson is a video editing maestro! Not only is she a commercial fishing machine, she has the talent and skill to change the face of modern commercial fishing. This is her most recent project for ASMI, which was shot and edited while she was longlining aboard the F/V Kruzof. Enjoy the video and keep an eye out for Sierra's next move, it's bound to be amazing.
A fisherman from Sitka who only gave his name as “Halibut Man” draws attention at the corner of Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road Saturday as he advertises halibut for sale in Auke Bay. He also flashed a message about the latest government troubles: “Dead in the water means a fishing vessel is going no where,” he said. “It is in peril, and our government is weaker than it has ever been in the face of a lot of serious challenges. I also want to sell some halibut, too. This is the fun part.”
The seining videos are starting to pour in from the past summer. Ride along with the F/V Kalliste as they catch salmon in southeast Alaska. Keep your eyes peeled for a massive halibut that almost gets away and some incredible humpback whale bubble netting.
Many long liners are wrapping up this years quota of black cod and halibut. The fishery has suffered severe cuts in the past five years, but market price continues to offer a competitive wage. Baiting the longline skates is the most annoying part of the job. No fish can be caught until the skates are fully baited for another trip to sea.
This is a snippet from Microworlds – “How Old is a Fish?” that has been liked to Seattle PBS/KCTS's series QUEST. Watch the full video here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcjLUE…