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NOAA.gov : Meet Commercial Fisher Linda Behnken

Sitka north of Halibut Point as seen from Lisi...Image via Wikipedia
March 29, 2011
Monday


(SitNews) Sitka, Alaska - Behnken has been fishing for halibut, sablefish and salmon in Alaskan waters since 1982. With her husband, she co-owns the Woodstock, a 40-foot boat home-ported in Sitka, a small community in Alaska’s southeast. Behnken is the executive director of the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association, and she served on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council for nine years.




Why did you get into fishing?
I came here because I wanted to see the wilds of Alaska and needed to earn some money for college. I very quickly fell in love with the community of fishermen and the family fisheries of southeast Alaska.
In what ways have you seen commercial fishing change in the last 30 years?
Probably the biggest change has been....... http://sitnews.us/0311News/032811/032811_waterfront.html


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