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Harvesting the Sea

Fishing remains one of the largest industries in southeast Alaska. By the late 19th century large and independent canneries began to dot the shores of the bays and inlets to take advantage of the large number of salmon in the region. There were 118 canneries operating in Alaska by 1917 which produced half of the world's supply of salmon. Eventually Halibut, cod, shrimp, crab and many other species of fish and shell fish became a draw for fishermen from across the west coast. Fishing continues to thrive on all scales from large commercial ships to small private charter boats that cater to tourists. Halibut, King Salmon, cod, shrimp, crab and many other species of fish and shell fish were a draw for many Americans across the west coast.

Alaska's Inside Passage Photography  

I had the opportunity to tour Southwest Alaska to photograph the magnificent landscape and wildlife. I cruised on Holland America Line's Oo...

Alaska's Inside Passage Photography  

I had the opportunity to tour Southwest Alaska to photograph the magnificent landscape and wildlife. I cruised on Holland America Line's Oo...

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