The Type of Communication Technology Fishermen Are Using in Bristol Bay, Alaska

July 11, 2023
Alexandra Simon

 

Navigating the azure waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, commercial fishermen normally engage in an intricate dance with the elements and the sea’s bountiful offerings. In this breathtaking yet challenging environment, technology becomes an essential lifeline, with devices such as ICOM‘s handheld radios serving as the indispensable backbone of communication. As we journey into the heart of summer, the tranquil beauty of the Alaskan landscape blends seamlessly with the rugged perseverance of its hardworking inhabitants. Such inhabitants are commercial fisherman Neil Slotvig, who makes use of communication technology out on the job and shares a story that encapsulates the spirit of Bristol Bay.

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