About the Book
The 1980s saw unprecedented changes to Alaska’s hook-and-line fisheries and the commercial-fishing fleet—longlining halibut and black-cod, trolling king salmon. Halibut “seasons” compressed from near year-round scrunched to 24 hours—hours—and fishermen are still dead because of it. 100s of black-and-white photos add to the stories written at the time for the fish papers of the day, quoting many fishermen in real time and putting you right there on the docks and boats. New material establishes the scene and ties up the ends, all told a documentary history of a unique and fleeting era like none other before, since or ever again. Original hardcover coffee-table book reformatted from 9x12 to this hardcover 10x8 with no material lost. Also available in softcover.