Dave Bitts, President, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermens Assoc.

Dave Bitts, President of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermens Association, talks about sustainable fisheries, what fishermen are doing and what consumers can do to help assure that fisheries remain healthy.  To listen to Part One, click here; to listen to Part Two, click here.

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2011 Farmers Market Season Update, Portia Bramble

Every year we invite Portia Bramble to give an update of the North Coast Growers Association certified Farmers Markets.  This year she talked about how the growing season went, and the addition of more providers of locally produced meats.  To listen to this interview, click here.

Kathryn Vanderpool, Fisherman — F.V. Pursuit

Kathryn Vanderpool has been fishing for several decades on the Fishing Vessel Pursuit — while she has fished for salmon and crab in the past, these days she fishes for albacore.  To listen to the two-part interview with Kathryn Vanderpool, Part 1   Part 2

The FV Pursuit is a family fishing vessel, big brother Kyle teaching little sister Melinda how to pull an albacore on board, note their hands are covered by “nippers” we make out of diving material to protect our hands from the monofilament.  The boat pulling forward, the fish pulling away from the vessel.

Grandson Kyle pulls an albacore aboard — note the jig with the colored skirt

Kyle pulls in a nice albacore

A fish ready to go into the hold…so maybe we can have it for dinner tonight?

Fish ready to go into the minus 30 degree hold

I know…this photo looks like it’s been doctored up — but no!  this is what it looks like out at sea — a special evening aboard the FV Pursuit!

Heavenly views from the FV Pursuit