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Frozen Asset

December 5, 2012

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It is December and the State of Alaska’s Board of Fish is meeting in Naknek to deliberate over proposals that will affect sport, subsistence and commercial regulations throughout the state. The cold is extreme and weather in different parts of the state caused the conference to start late because of travel delays. The conference is […]

I Vote Salmon

November 6, 2012

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Today is an important day to cast your vote in the hopes that the outcome will align with your beliefs and what is meaningful to you. Many of you know that salmon mean a great deal to me, my family, and friends. Reading a piece this morning written about the work that was done by […]

Dam It, No!

August 22, 2012

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Twitter is an amazing tool for linking people to other people and what is happening in the world. Just yesterday I was connected to an issue that I had heard bits and pieces about over recent years in a way that I would not have expected to be affected by so profoundly. When I dug […]

Fishing Partner’s Birthday

August 4, 2012

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Today marks the 11th year since you were born into this world, but you have been an important part of my life since before that day. I can remember relaxing with the family in between fishing tides the summer you were born. We were on the couch and you were stretching and waving to everybody […]

Culture Shock

July 27, 2012

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It is always jarring to return to the world outside of Bristol Bay after a season of commercial salmon fishing. The summer is full of intensity, but at the same time there is a sense of being away from it all. This year I will be making a further departure from Naknek, the town and […]

The Tide Is Our Clock

July 18, 2012

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Both tides of each day move forward about a half hour every day and with them move our focus and activity. As long as we have nets in the water that need tending, the tides govern our days and the tide book is our timepiece. Nothing will make the water move slower or faster than […]

Happy Birthday Baby Boy!

July 2, 2012

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Okay, you’re not a baby anymore, but you’ll always be my baby. You were born in the middle of the fishing season and your Grammy says that she had never seen the fish so thick and heavy in her nets and she has been fishing a loooong time. Someday we’ll be out in the skiff […]

Hot Rocks

June 14, 2012

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No, this is not a music reference. I am referring to the rocks from my Great Grandparents old steambath. The igneous rocks that my grandpa chose to go on top of his old oil drum stove that was laid on its side with a Sears & Roebuck conversion kit door on the end for stuffing […]

Respect

June 7, 2012

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As the land and rivers in Bristol Bay inspire awe, so do the people. I have had the privilege of attending two hearings in Bristol Bay conducted by the EPA for the purpose of collecting comments in regard to the draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. In the process of listening to testimony being delivered I […]

Remembering

May 28, 2012

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Anna and Paul Chukan were raised on the salmon that migrated to the Naknek and Kvichak River systems. Anna was brought to Naknek from Levelock to marry my Great Grandpa, Paul, after the two of them survived the Great Flu that swept through Bristol Bay. From their line came my Grandmother Anisha and my mother. Mine […]

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