Commercial Fishing Photos

Commercial fishing is an important industry in Alaska. Various types of seafood harvesting takes place across Alaska’s vast coastline, from the far western Aleutian Islands to the southeastern panhandle. Alaska’s wild salmon, herring, shellfish and groundfish are sought after products in the seafood marketplace. The industry faces many challenges and potential threats, and proper management of the industry will be a critical part in its future sustainability. All of the commercial fishing photos are available for purchase as stock photography, or as fine art prints to display in your home or office.

Pacific Herring

Commercial fishing photos: Cape purse seiner commercial fishing vessel Nicholas Michael draws a net full of Pacific Herring tight during the first 2006 Sitka Sac Roe Herring fishery opener on the north side of Middle island in Sitka Sound, March 2006. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Cape purse seiner commercial fishing vessel Nicholas Michael draws a net full of Pacific Herring tight during the first 2006 Sitka Sac Roe Herring fishery opener on the north side of Middle island in Sitka Sound, March 2006. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Commercial fishing photos: Herring sac roe fishery, Sitka, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Herring sac roe fishery, Sitka, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Commercial fishing photos: 2006 Herring Sac Roe commercial fishing fleet during the second opener in Sitka Sound. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

2006 Herring Sac Roe commercial fishing fleet during the second opener in Sitka Sound. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Salmon Fishing

Commercial fishing photos: Purse seine drawn the net while commercial fishing for salmon in Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Purse seine drawn the net while commercial fishing for salmon in Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Commercial fishing photos: Commercial fisherman Bill Webber takes salmon out of the net as they come over the gill net bow roller during a 12 hour sockeye and king salmon opener on the Copper River Delta, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Commercial fisherman Bill Webber takes salmon out of the net as they come over the gill net bow roller during a 12 hour sockeye and king salmon opener on the Copper River Delta, southcentral, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Commercial fishing photos: Copper river Sockeye salmon caught in the Copper River Delta gill net fishery. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Copper river Sockeye salmon caught in the Copper River Delta gill net fishery. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Aerial of Commercial Fishing gill netting Bow Picker with net soaking for Salmon in Port Wells, Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Aerial of Commercial Fishing gill netting Bow Picker with net soaking for Salmon in Port Wells, Prince William Sound, Alaska (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Commercial fishing photos: Commercial fishing trolling vessel in Sitka Sound. Sunset behind mount Edgecumbe, an inactive volcano on Kruzof Island, southeast Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Commercial fishing trolling vessel in Sitka Sound. Sunset behind mount Edgecumbe, an inactive volcano on Kruzof Island, southeast Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Commercial fishing photos: Commercial fishing trolling vessel in Sitka Sound, Sitka, Barnaof Island, southeast, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Commercial fishing trolling vessel in Sitka Sound, Sitka, Baranof Island, southeast, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Shellfish

Commercial fishing photos: Live spot shrimp or sometimes called Alaska prawns, recently caught from the waters of Prince William Sound. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Live spot shrimp or sometimes called Alaska prawns, recently caught from the waters of Prince William Sound. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Shrimp fishing boat in Port Wells, with a view north to the Chugach mountains and Harvard glacier in College Fjord, Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Shrimp fishing boat in Port Wells, with a view north to the Chugach mountains and Harvard glacier in College Fjord, Prince William Sound, Alaska. (Patrick J. Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Commercial fishing photos: Crab pots stacked at the International Port of Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Crab pots stacked at the International Port of Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)


Commercial fisherman, Louis Holst, sells dungeouness crabs at the Thomsen harbor in Sitka, Alaska (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Commercial fisherman, Louis Holst, sells dungeouness crabs at the Thomsen harbor in Sitka, Alaska (Patrick J Endres / AlaskaPhotoGraphics.com)

Commercial Fishing photos slideshow

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