Its time for the Pacific Marine Expo! Come by the Fishermen’s Lounge and enjoy some of the best commercial fishing videos from the 2016 cycle. Keep the videos coming! The best of the best will be uploaded to the Haul Of Fame in January. Here, we have a look at ten of the shorts that will play in the Fishermen’s Lounge. Tune in tomorrow for the another ten!

Eddie Hayes | Alaska Commercial Fishing Highlight Reel
I have worked on boats for the last 15 years and captured many great moments at sea. This is a compilation of some of my favorite scenes. Lots of never before seen footage!

Philip Schoesler | Bristol Bay Salmon
Bristol Bay Salmon, Pacific Star 2016

Racheal Burks | Chugach Pearl Roar
This video is about CHUGACH_PEARL season one 2015 fishing shenanigans. This is our first music video, so please enjoy. We used Katy Perry’s song: Roar. . . We think she’d get a kick out of this (hopefully)! Thanks for humoring me and singing into my GoPro last summer everyone! Stoked to see you all again soon!

Chugach Pearl Roar Katy Perry from rachaelburks on Vimeo.

Jerry Petersen | CrabLaspe 2016

Crab Lapse 2016 from Jerry Petersen on Vimeo.

Jason Crosby | Go All The Way
Sitka Sac Roe 2016. Some of the action that went down in the Arch Angel.

Phil Ganz | Longlining In 3 Minutes

Longlining_in_three_minutes from Phil Ganz on Vimeo.

Max Harvey | Prince William Sound 2016
Edit I made of Prince William Sound, Alaska summer 2016. Video includes commercial fishing shots, as well as wildlife and scenic shots captured with my DJI Phantom 4 Drone and my GoPro Hero 4. Enjoy!

Open Lens Productions | Salmon
My friend Aya lives in Kotzebue, Alaska, where he commercial fishes in July and August. He catches chum salmon, the salmon that migrates back to the Noatak River to spawn. In my opinion, fishing is a beautiful activity that’s full of visual poetry: the unraveling of nets, the hoisting of salmon, the hovering birds. Footage of fishing doesn’t need to be black and white to be captivating; I just happen to like how it looks. Also, this footage will appear in my feature documentary Almost an Island, and that will be in color, so these b&w internet previews are a way of keeping the source film clips protected until they appear in the final film. Poetry aside, fishing is incredibly hard work. The fishermen I know in Kotzebue go through physical pain 6 days a week so that they can live the life they want and so that you and I can eat salmon.

Salmon from Open Lens Productions on Vimeo.

OregonFishermen | Shrimpin Ain’t Easy F/V Lady Law
2016 Shrimp Season… A day of Shrimping aboard the F/V Lady Law. Deck hands Joe Thomas and Jack Cordova, Captain Jonny Law.

Dave Clark | Southeast Alaska Winter Crab 2016
Commercial fishing for Brown King Crab in beautiful southeast Alaska.

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  • […] Pacific Marine Expo 2016 Highlights Commercial Fishing Film Festival – November 14, 2016 Its time for the Pacific Marine Expo! Come by the Fishermen’s Lounge and enjoy some of the best commercial fishing videos from the 2016 cycle. Keep the videos coming! The best of the best will be uploaded to the Haul Of Fame in January. Here, we have a look at ten of the shorts that will play in the Fishermen’s Lounge. Tune in tomorrow for the another ten! http://fishfilmfest.com/pacific-marine-expo-2016-highlights/ […]

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