Salmon Seining from Joshua Jarvis on Vimeo.
Dude! This video just nails it in everywhere! It's great to see familiar faces and boats among those amazing backdrops of southeast Alaska. This is exactly what the www.fishfilmfest.com is all about! The interviews are a nice touch to the overall package and the video makes me proud to be a fishermen. Way to go, Jarvis! #eatmoresalmon
Here is a peak of the F/V St. John in Port Townsend from last spring.
Via youtube: “Pirates of Tebenkof is a film about a group of young fisherman who teamed up with a few old timers out West over the course of the spring and early summer of 2013 to build and launch a largecommercial fishing vessel named the Whitey W.Set in chronological order, the film details some of the challenges, struggles, and rewards of commercial fishing as the crew overcomes the impossible to take part in one of the largest harvests of salmon ever known in southeast Alaska.
Filmed on board, the viewer is treated to a unique, behind-the-scenes look into the Alaska Purse Seine fishery. Full of awe-inspiring footage and an epic soundtrack, this film gives amazing insight into the lives of the people and wildlife on the Pacific high seas.”
First of all, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who has helped support the ComFishFilmFest this year. The festival is really a celebration of the people that I love to work with. Its nice to have a forum where fishermen can come together and share stories. In these digital times, that means sharing GoPro footage and incredible sites only caught in an instant on a camera phone. This year’s festival is live online now at www.fishfilmfest.com. Voting will continue until Jan 30th and we will announce the winners on Jan.31st. So, there is still plenty of time to check out the new site!
It appears that Nat Geo People is running the complete series of Hook, Line, And Sisters, which is a reality show about the F/V Memry Anne purse seining for salmon in Chignik Alaska. As you can see from the clip, they also include some Sitka Herring footage from 2012. The show had a short run on TLC in America about a year ago and only three episodes were aired. I had a few reservations about the show alienating male fishermen in Alaska, but I still found it entertaining. I was convinced that the captain canceled the show, because he looked like such an imbecile. It's great to see salmon seining on the Telly, but I hope that any future shows about commercial salmon fishing focus more on the community and lifestyle of fishermen and women. I wasn't particularly thrilled about a show that only focuses on one vessel, when there is a fleet with a hundred different perspectives. I wonder how the show will be received this time around…
We had a massive snowstorm one morning while herring seining in Sitka during the 2007 season. There must have been about 10 inches of snow all over the docks and boats. It was a real mess and it was probably the coldest herring season I have ever seen. I snapped this while on a walk thru Eliason Harbor that same chilly morning. Only 4 months to go…
The F/V Norsel was one of the big heros of the fall chum run in Puget Sound this year. In three days, the Norsel caught more than most boats catch for an entire fall season on an average year. Thanks to my buddy Chuck for the sweet pic and keen eye in the skiff.