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PBS.org/food : Kitchen Careers: Jen Pickett, Commercial Fisherman

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Kitchen Careers is a regular feature that goes behind-the-scenes with chefs, bloggers, critics and others in the food industry to get the inside scoop on what its like to cook, or eat, for a living.
Jen Pickett, Commercial Fisherman
Jen Pickett is a freelance writer, poet, and commercial fisherman. She has spent nearly two decades in Alaska’s commercial fishing industry. Starting as crew, she’s worked seiners, gill netters and long liners, to name a few. She’s fished Alaska’s waters for herring, salmon, and halibut from Southeast to Bristol Bay and most places in between. At age 28, she became one of the few women to own and operate her boat on one of Alaska’s most dangerous waters, the Copper River Flats. She shares tales about the fishing life, talks about how dangerous it really is, and how commercial fishing has changed over time.


What is the best part of being a commercial fisherman?


For me, the best part of commercial fishing is the adventure. I just love being out on the ocean with the birds, porpoise, whales, and otters. I get to explore Alaskan waters in such a manner that very few folks do. Even if I fish the same waters, everyday is different because of the... http://www.pbs.org/food/features/kitchen-careers-jen-pickett-commercial-fisherman/