New book explores rise and ongoing value of commercial fishing in Whatcom County

newcoverJoshua Stilts grew up in Bellingham the son of a commercial fisher, but never got hooked on fishing himself. Instead, he pursued his interest in journalism. “Telling other people’s stories is what I was passionate about,” said Stilts, who now lives in Seattle. He recently combined his interest in storytelling with his family ties to fishing by writing “Whatcom Fish Tales: A Historical Look at the County’s Seafood Industry.” Stilts described his book as the first overview of the history of commercial fishing in the county for a general audience. His book is more than a personal memoir or a fishing company profile, but less than an academic history on the subject. Read the rest here 17:17

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