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Alaska’s commercial fishing fleets featured in online film festival

An online film festival this weekend features independent video of commercial fishing boats and crews in action, in Alaska and around the globe.

It’s the second year for the online commercial fishing film festival started by Juneau resident David Clark, who runs a commercial fishing website. The festival will be webcast Friday through Sunday, January 11-13th and viewers are asked to vote for their favorites.

The online footage ranges from the raw and unedited, to highly produced pieces. One video documents a Canadian drift netter catching salmon on the U.S. side of the border of the Stikine River. Another shows life onboard a Petersburg-based troller as the crew lands bright king salmon in Southeast, while yet another documents impacts of sea otters on Southeast’s commercial fisheries. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Clark for a preview.

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