Topics » Health   Oct. 27, 2011

Toksook Bay, Alaska

Tomcod

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Flying into Toksook BayThe villageYup'ik EskimosGetting around in Toksook 400 miles to RussiaBraiding fishDrying grass for next seasonTomcodDried fish for the winterTundra berriesA barge arriving in ToksookToksook's ClinicParting shot

Tomcod

With good weather, the braided tomcod will dry in about two weeks. There's also a small commercial fishing industry in Toksook Bay, and about one in five residents here hold commercial fishing permits. Their catch of salmon and halibut is processed at Coastal Village Seafood in the village.

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