26 Apr 2016
Kodiak, Alaska 2016
Today we had a very cool (literally and figuratively) small tour learning about the fishing industry. Instead of a normal guide we toured with visited several commercial fishermen.
Although there are only about 6,000 people who live here, they have the third largest fishing port catch (by value) in the U.S. They put up with 78 inches of rain a year, 68 inches of snow, terrible winds, and severe seas. It's a tough life.
Besides actually seeing how they fish, we learned about fish processing.
We learned about safety where in one generation it has transformed from one of the deadliest occupations to one of the safest.
As a side benefit we saw some sea lions enjoying themselves very near our ship.