University of Alaska to Start Commercial Fishing Course?

Commercial Fishing Dock by Taku Smokeries
Image by gillfoto via Flickr

Over the years of fishing, I have seen many of pitiful greenhorns.  While its nice to see the fresh perspective of a new face, its always frustrating knowing these half-wits are watching your back.  There are a few distinct fundamentals to commercial fishing.  The primary issue is safety.  After that, it is purely a matter of “boat sense,” which is hard to teach because it is mostly based from time and experience.  This course would be a great idea, but few greenhorns would have access to the University.  Perhaps, it could be a field course offered at different places throughout the year.  It would be great to hear some feedback on the issue.  Here’s the PDF of the survey results.

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