Butchery and heartache on the Bering Sea

On a trip to Seattle, I strolled for a while around Fishermen’s Terminal, north-west of downtown, home port of the stars of the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch. On a noticeboard by the restrooms, amid the ads for cowl mufflers and crab boats, I found these thrilling lines: “Have purse seine permit for False Pass Alaska. Looking for partner with Boat & Gear for This Salmon Season.” I was tempted. Kevin Taylor saw a similar opportunity and, “unmoored by loss”, had to take it up. In High Country News, he tells how he fared.

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