We just posted our new magazine and it includes a story about the Quinault Indian Nation’s sardine fishery this year:
“They can totally sink your boat,” Haataia said. “You have to be watching all the time – if it’s too many fish or if they start sinking the cork line, it means they’re diving and you have to be ready to let them go.”
The fisherman is in his second year of fishing for sardines, but the fish are much more dispersed this year than last. A spotter plane helps fishermen locate the skittish schools of fish, with each fisherman paying a portion of the pilot’s cost.
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