Category Archives: Alaska

Dutch Harbor and it’s webcams

Spring has not sprung in Dutch Harbor, Alaska as of today at least!  And although most of the Opilio crab fishing is done and many of the boats & crews have returned home, there’s still some out there and the … Continue reading

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Finding Fishing Jobs is Tricky, but can be done…

 Heads up to everyone who–thanks to ‘Deadliest Catch’–now has fishing fever!  Here’s some supporting evidence that work actually can be found in Alaska’s fishing industry, and here’s how someone did it: Daniel Pye of the Towanda News wrote a story–a … Continue reading

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Crab Fishing Movie & other Thom Beers/Discovery projects

Forever busy and creative, Discovery has given the go-ahead for seven new projects of which several are from Thom Beers and Craig Piligiam.  And actually, there are more then seven as you’ll see… A brand new series about informerical pitchmen. … Continue reading

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Update on the Katmai

Video of part of the US Coastguard rescue of the Katmai survivors… Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue of four survivors from the 92-foot fishing vessel Katmai 100 miles west of Adak in the Aleutian Islands. Oct. 22, 2008. 081022-G-0000A-100-Katmai Survivors … Continue reading

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Cod Processor ‘Katmai’ lost at sea near Aleutian Islands

The Katmai motors toward the Ballard Locks in Seattle in this undated photo. The cod processor sank west of Adak Island in the Aleutians October 22, 2008. (Photo courtesy of Seattle Times) In sad news related to fishing in the … Continue reading

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2008-2009 Bristol Bay Red King Crab Fleet & the countdown is on!

The October 15th Bristol Bay Red King Crab season is about to kick off and most fishing vessels are well on their way or already in Dutch Harbor preparing for their grueling work.  The “talk on the dock”–according to a … Continue reading

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