If you've ever dreamed of making your fortune in the commercial fishing industry in Alaska, this is the ultimate insider's reference on how to do it. The Big Bucks Guide To Commercial Fishing In Alaska helps readers navigate the maze of job opportunities, working and living conditions, and pay and other issues that could easily swamp novices.
Captain Jonathan Allen not only tells you when, where and how to sign up, he gives you the names, addresses and other contact information for the hundreds of employers in the area-plus sample resumes and cover letters to get you started. More than half of Alaska's nearly 80,000 jobs are filled by men and women from outside the state. You could be one of them! To make top dollar, though, you'll need to be physically fit and capable of tough physical labor under rotten conditions for weeks or months at a time. The pay-off-s much as several hundred thousand dollars per crew member in a good season. Read what others are saying about The Big Bucks Guide to Commercial Fishing in Alaska:
- According to Kodiak's KMXT-FM, Allen's book, "The Big Bucks Guide to Commercial Fishing in Alaska: How to run away to Alaska, Work Harder than You Ever Thought Possible and Perhaps Even Get Paid" promises to be the most complete handbook for greenhorns yet written.- Alaska Dispatch, News and voices from the Last Frontier
-"I'm frequently asked how to get into the crabbing industry. ? Now I recommend this book. ? It will tell you how to get started"--Captain Andy Hillstrand, F/V Time Bandit of The Deadliest Catch.
-"If you have the drive to be an Alaskan commercial fisherman, but no clue how to start, begin with this book" --Jay Barrett, producer and host of The Alaska Fisheries Report KMXT Kodiak Capt. Allen's title says it all.
-Commercial fishing is one of the hardest jobs anyone could ever have, but it can pay off . . . The Big Bucks Guide to Commercial Fishing in Alaska strips away some of the fantasies but also a lot of the confusion of entering and working your way up in Alaska's commercial fisheries. Anyone who's dreamed of being a fish boat skipper (and who hasn't-will get a reality check as well as plenty of inspiration in Capt. Allen's stories and refreshing straight-talk. This guide will help you navigate Alaska's robust fishing industry from processor to tender to crewing in the state's vast range of fisheries and landscapes. It's a must read for aspiring greenhorns" --Jessica Hathaway, Editor in Chief, National Fisherman