Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

Yesterday the first delivery of longline halibut hit our city dock, Bronson began tearing apart the Hynautic’s to replace their gaskets, and I hung net. My friend Sarah Grace is a freelance photographer who is working a project documenting net work by residents here in Dillingham this spring. Her recent Instagram post of a local elder …

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When I open my freezer or visit my pantry this time of year, I’m acutely aware that the subsistence bounty we harvested here in Bristol Bay is tangible proof of a life well led. Moose roasts wrapped in butcher paper, spruce grouse breasts sliced thin, ready for breakfast, greens blanched, halibut portioned out carefully, and …

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