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Offloading salmon in Petersburg, Alaska. Jessica Hathaway photo.
Alaska’s Land of Second Sons: Petersburg in profile
Editor’s Log: Going live
The Vansee has been in the Odegaard family since the early 1960s. A partial owner since the late 1960s, Odegaard bought out his father Nils in 1982, and Odegaard’s son, also Nils, now crews.
Boat of the Month: Vansee
Bob Charney & Tom Hill
Who we are: Hill Family
James “Ooker” Eskridge, a working waterman and the mayor of Tangier, lifts a peeler pot into his workboat Sreedevi in Cod Harbor, Va. Ooker’s workboat is named after one of his four daughters, all of whom he and his wife, Irene, adopted from India. Jay Fleming photo
Island Life: Jay Fleming documents Chesapeake Bay’s offshore communities
Dungeness crabs in a live hold. Oregon DFW photo.
Pacific Dungeness: Live buyers are back, frozen stocks down before peak U.S. sales time
Dredging oysters in Louisiana. Lousiana Sea Grant photo.
GSA Oysters: Shortages after Hurricane Ida strike amid market upswing
Alaska pollock. NMFS photo.
Alaska Pollock: With strong global demand, U.S. production ramped up in 2021
Petrzelka Brothers’ last commercial fishing boat was the Thunder, a 32-foot Bristol Bay gillnetter. Petrzelka Brothers photo
Wash. boatshop closing up after 44 years; boatyard specializes in aluminum crabbers
PVC is the choice material for one Virginia builder; new version of a classic Chesapeake style
Wesmac Custom Boats launched the Sarah B, a 46-foot tuna boat, at the end of August. Wesmac Custom Boats photo
50-footers are a big seller for one Maine boatbuilder; lobster-boat races end with tugs tearing down the lane
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