Sockeye salmon from Cook Inlet (Alaska, USA)
Facts & Figures
The Chase family fishes with anchored gillnets. They set the nets out from the beach in the morning with open boats. The anchor in the sand keeps the net from drifting away from shore. Buoys at the top of the net keep it afloat. The salmon swim against the net and stay attached to its gills. Fishermen remove the salmon from the net with their 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.