A fishing family in the Gulf of Alaska
Facts & Figures
The Chase Family fishes with floating gillnets that they lay out in the morning with open fishing boats and they use the floaters to create a wall. When the salmon swims against those little walls, they retract the nets.
Kasilof is on the Kenai-peninsula, an area in the south of Alaska that’s known for its rough and rich nature. Not many people live here: the population of the village is about 500-600 people. The peninsula is surrounded by Cook Inlet on one side and the Gulf of Alaska on the other side.