Albacore tuna fishery, Westport USA
Facts & Figures
Valerie and her crew use pole and line for fishing. Before they start, they tie a rope around their waists and tie it to the boat, to avoid slipping overboard if the fish pulls too hard.
Nestled along the rugged coastline of the Pacific
Westport, Washington, is a picturesque fishing town. Its fishery scene is characterized by its bustling harbor, where a fleet of fishing vessels ranging from commercial trawlers to smaller, family-owned boats set out to sea each day. Westport's economy revolves around the riches of the Pacific Ocean: from salmon and halibut to cod, crab and of course tuna.