Thanks for all the fish – Crosscut delves into the vital, sprawling, oft-forgotten heart of Seattle’s economy and character: commercial fishing

Editor’s Note: Seattle’s $5 billion commercial fishing industry has defined and sustained this city from its founding. For the next few weeks, Crosscut will explore the still-potent economic impact of the region’s fisheries, the surprising history behind them and the complex environmental equations that sustain them. What, you didn’t know this city was built on cod? By Eric Scigliano  It’s easy to forget the gritty, all-too-real trade of fishing in a city and an era enthralled with digital distraction. [email protected]  10:05