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  • ALASKA'S FISHING WARS

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Enter the brutal world of Alaska's commercial fishing industry, where rival crews battle the elements to bring in their catch.

Jump onboard for an adrenalin-packed adventure exposing the harsh working environments endured by Alaska’s fishermen. Get an eye-opening insight into life onboard a fishing boat, the job of workers in the processing facilities and the pilots on hand to help comrades and scout in seaplanes. Then of course there’s the authorities; the Departments of Fish and Game representatives who must oversee everything.

Capturing the process from the harvest to the marketplace, we examine how the purse seines net fishery and the long line fishery operate all year round – purse seine fishing involves large ships with massive nets that literally scoop the fish out of the water, picking up to 15,000lbs of fish at a time. Long line fishermen send out miles and miles of line with thousands of hooks, looking to catch fish such as halibut, whilst battling the brutal Alaskan elements.

Then witness the brutal and highly competitive annual Sock-Eye Salmon Fishing where rival boats literally smash into each other to serve the best catch.

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