Crewmen pull in a chum salmon fish on board. The crewman is seen in typical fishing gear that consists of a heavy rain coat, waterproof fishing pants and heavy waterproof gloves. Photo credit: Isaac Doucette.
This chart is of the different types of salmon commercial fishermen catch during the season, and hangs in the Pacific Rose. Chum is the least-expensive catch, and not pictured is the king salmon which sells for the most money. Photo credit: Isaac Doucette
Crewmen on the Pacific Rose examine a “by-catch” that was pulled in with their load of salmon. By-catch are marine creatures that are not the main catch of commercial fishermen that are caught during the season. Photo credit: Isaac Doucette
Doucette snapped this photo of another fishing boat in the Alaskan harbor during its “open,” which is when the men have the net out to fish. Each load can pull up 3,000-15,000 pounds of salmon.
The back end of the Pacific Rose sits empty, awaiting a load of salmon to be brought in early in the morning. The Alaskan sunrise can be seen off in the distance with other islands along the harbor. Photo credit: Isaac Doucette.
On days off, Doucette (not pictured) and his fellow crewmen explore nearby Alaskan islands. Doucette said the crew frequently spots bears along their hikes. Photo credit: Isaac Doucette.
The American flag whips proudly into the wind as the Pacific Rose sails into the beginning of the season. The commercial fishing season lasts from June to September. Photo credit: Isaac Doucette
The view from the Pacific Rose as Isaac Doucette and his crewmembers drop have dropped their net into Alaskan waters. The waters between Ketchikan and Juneau are crowded with fishing boats during the summer for the commercial fishing season. Photo credit: Isaac Doucette
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