Tag Archives: Commercial fishing in Alaska

Hooked on the thrill and tedium of commercial fishing

Anyone considering commercial fishing in Alaska as a way of life would do well to turn off reality TV and pick up “Dead Reckoning” by Dave Atcheson of Sterling. In this short but enthralling memoir, Atcheson, a veteran of many summers plying the waters off the state’s coast, offers readers a peek into the world of fishermen during three key seasons of his career. Read the rest here 07:35

Dave Atcheson – “Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier Courting Tragedy on its High Seas.”

Dead ReckoningDave Atcheson, author of Hidden Alaska and the guidebook Fishing Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, has a new book out, “Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier Courting Tragedy on its High Seas.” The novel is a true-life story that intertwines three of Atcheson’s experiences in a 20-year period of commercial fishing in Alaska. Read the rest here 07:41

Alaska’s commercial fishermen face myriad job-related dangers

EIN News – The waters of Alaska are not only full of vessels seeking a full haul of fish or crabs, they are also full of danger. Commercial fishing in Alaska has been called – and for good reason – one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. continued