Each summer in late June, nearly 2,000 fishing vessels converge on Alaska's Bristol Bay to await one of the greatest natural spectacles of the north: the annual run of millions of sockeye ... See full summary »

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Each summer in late June, nearly 2,000 fishing vessels converge on Alaska's Bristol Bay to await one of the greatest natural spectacles of the north: the annual run of millions of sockeye salmon to their spawning grounds. Bristol Bay is the most productive and best managed commercial salmon fishery in the world with an average annual catch of ten million fish valued at more than 100 million dollars. What follows the fish during the short, three-week run is an altogether man-made spectacle of the highest order: thousands of highly competitive fishermen doing serious battle with one another in their specialized, high-performance boats. Geo will be on deck with two crews as they navigate the bay looking for the mother lode of sockeye, or red, salmon. It's all about getting the fish in the nets. But staying up all night, avoiding collisions with other boats and confrontations with other fishermen, and keeping the peace with the State Troopers who patrol the crowded fishery by land, sea, ... Written by Huntley, David (III)

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