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Sailing for Salmon

We am a total sucker for these kinds of pictures. Eerie, evocative, beautifully composed, we love looking at them.  Then we start to think how cold and uncomfortable it must have been, perhaps raining, certainly windy, probably damp or downright … Continue reading

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A Fishy New Book! Alaskan Salmon Traps!

The salmon traps used along Alaska’s coast beginning in the late 1800s were among the most efficient fish catching devices the world has ever seen. In a four-month fishing season, a single trap, operated by one or two watchmen, could … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to the Pacific Fishery History Project.  We are in the very preliminary stages of starting to bring together people who are interested in the development of fishing in the Pacific. Since the project, at this point, is basically me … Continue reading

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