When you are on the water, all other distractions fall away, and everything centralizes on boat life. It is a very moment-by-moment existence, and I like the simplicity of that.
What makes fishing in Alaska special to you?
It is a way to feel more connected to the intricate patterns of the wildlife and other resources that thrive in our state.
What does a sustainable fishery mean to you?
A sustainable fishery is one that keeps future generations in mind while making responsible decisions in the present. Proper management of habitats, escapement, fishing regulations, and hatcheries all play a part in creating a model that can continue on in years to come.
What’s your favorite way to prepare and eat the fish you catch?
Fresh fish is amazing when grilled, but I also really enjoy smoking some of the fillets that I save for the wintertime
What do you love about Alaska?
Though certain areas of the state are more developed than others, I love that a large majority of the state is still quite remote. The untamed quality here is something I have yet to find anywhere else.
Strong at Sea
The “Strong At Sea” collection celebrates the women fishing Alaska’s waters for wild, natural and sustainable seafood. Captured on deck during the summer of 2019 in the Copper River and Prince William Sound fishing areas, these female fishermen represent the heart and soul of Alaska’s commercial fleet.