web the part of the net that gills or traps the fish
lead line the part of the net that holds the net down
cork line the part of the net that holds the net up
buoy a plastic, air inflated ball that holds up the end of the set net
bridle a pole that spreads the net and holds it open
skiff a specially designed boat used for setting nets and picking fish
outboard motor a motor used to power the boat
oars auxiliary devices used to power the boat
brailer a basket like device used to collect picked fish for onshore unloading
fish pick hand held device used to remove fish from the net's web
anchor a device used at times to hold one end of the set net
drift boat is another type of gill net boat that drifts with the tides
mending needle a special needle used to patch holes in a net
mending twine the type of twine used with the needle to mend net holes
hanging needle a type of needle used to tie the cork line and lead line to the web
a beach stake a driven stake (wooden or iron) which holds the net in a stationary position
4x4 truck a vehicle used to set nets, launch skiffs, and haul fish to the processing plant
running line a large, usually 3/4 inch polypropylene rope used to set the beach nets and hold the parts together
tote a large plastic bin used to deliver the fish to the processor
pulley a device which allows a rope to roll throw it so the net can be stretched into the water
crew license a license issued by the state which allows a crewman to help harvest fish
limited entry permit a permit issued by the state to allow the set net owner to harvest fish
shore fishery lease a type of agreement between the state of Alaska and the set net fisherman which allows the fisherman to set his nets on a piece of shore line and off shore in the water
fishing knots Knots are used in set net fishing in a number of ways. Knots are used to put the parts of a net together and attach nets to running lines.
fish stocks In Cook Inlet there are five types of salmon that are harvested by set net fisherman; a large number of these fish are allowed to return to fresh water streams to lay their eggs. This is called escapement
regulations The State of Alaska sets regulations which tell the fisherman the days they can fish and the number of hours a day they are allowed to fish.
processing After the fisherman has caught a number of fish they are delivered to a processing plant were they are washed, sorted by species, butchered, frozen, and boxed for shipment.
fish markets Alaskan salmon are shipped to the lower forty-eight and all over the world. Most Alaskan salmon are shipped and sold to Japan.
safety gear set net skiffs are required to have life vests, radios, and life rings
fishing season most commercial fishing for salmon is done during the months of July and August
fish ticket a ticket issued to the fisherman by the plant owner which tells how many fish and what kind of fish have been delivered to the processor
shipping vans big trailers that have a refrigerating unit to keep the fish frozen while they are shipped all over the world
smolt and fry small fish which have hatched in the fresh water streams
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