Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

Many Alaskan’s know spring has arrived, not by a mark on the calendar but, by the Sitka sac roe herring fishery opening anew. March 25th the Southeast seine fishery kicked off and I’ve been checking out the fleet’s exploits on the Sitka Sac Row Herring Fishery Facebook page, scrolling through loads of great photos and …

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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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