Sockeye salmon from Cook Inlet (Alaska, USA)
Facts & Figures
The Chase family fishes in a sustainable way with floating gillnets. In the morning, they lay them out in the sea, with small open fishing boats. They use floaters to make the top of the net float, while the rest of the net sinks down to create a wall. When the salmon swims in the nets, they haul them in and take the salmon by hand.
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.