Northeast Lobster pots and buoys in Rockport, Mass., 1973. U.S. National Archives photo by Deborah Parks. Viewpoints

The Maine Lobstermen’s Association’s embrace of more activist law enforcement reflects the evolving lobster industry.

Alaska Leilani Luhrs fishes for salmon out of Togiak, Alaska. Photo courtesy Leilani Luhrs. Viewpoints

Leilani Luhrs lives and breathes commercial salmon gillnetting, even when she’s more than 700 miles away from her beach site out in the Native village of Togiak, Alaska.

Alaska A sparkling April day in Seward, Alaska. Jessica Hathaway photo. Viewpoints

NF Editor Jessica Hathaway explores Seward, Alaska, at the height of the spring blackcod and halibut season.

Northeast Alex Todd of Chebeague Island, Maine, focuses primarily on scallops and lobster. Togue Brawn photo. Viewpoints

Alex Todd is a 10th-generation fisherman from Chebeague Island, located about 10 miles off of Portland, Maine.

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