Fishing for Characters
I’m looking for characters for an upcoming episode on sustainable fishing, fishermen (and women) who realize unless we stop vacuuming up everything in the ocean there’s not going to be anything left. Today I had a great conversation with Bellingman, Wash. fishermen Jeremy Brown. Brown is equal parts salty and smart. He trolls for salmon out of Washington and crews for halibut and black cod in the Gulf of Alaska. He’s the real deal, but realizes it’s in his own self-interest to fish within limits and back off when the science says it’s time to cool it.
“Fish is the last real (i.e. wild) food,” he says. “That’s all the more reason we shouldn’t screw it up.”
Check out this clip of him at one of the Bellingham restaurants where he sells a local specialty, marbled salmon.