North to Alaska: family fishes for salmon off Sitka Island

It’s a long commute from Plymouth to Sitka, Alaska, but Tracy Sylvester plans to make that trip this summer. The Cape Cod native and her family will be fishing for wild salmon just off the island,,, Sylvester’s catch is sold right here at the Plymouth Farmers’ Market, which is where you will find her this Thursday and again this fall. She and her partner Jesse Remund ply the waters off Sitka for salmon and other fish, often accompanied by their two children, Lilly and Eddy. The fish are knocked out, gutted and bled as soon as we catch them, then packed in ice to be flash-frozen at the processing plant.” Right now, Sylvester is selling fish caught by other members of the cooperative. They will head back to their home in Port Alexander on Southern Baranof Island, near Sitka Island, in July to catch salmon from their 42-foot wooden boat F/V Faithful. >click to read< 09:52

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