Kodiak, Alaska – The #3 port for fish landings in the US      Credit: glassdoor.co.in

What are some of the best things about living in a small fishing community like Kodiak?

There are no malls, shopping is limited, it’s far from the mainland and travel can be tricky. Fish Radio talked to Kodiak locals to find out why they choose small town living.

“I came to Kodiak for my job at a museum. I really didn’t know anything about commercial fishing, but I have learned a bit over the years and I am really impressed at the amount of skill and knowledge it takes to be a fisherman. I am really grateful for all the resources and the amount of economic contribution fishing is to Kodiak. And it looks like we are moving up in the fishing industry and that makes me proud that we are doing so well.”

“One of my favorite things about living in Kodiak is that in this terrible Alaska economic down turn we are isolated and not effected as much.”

“I like that we can pretty much live off the land.”

“ The fishing! The sport fishing is amazing around here.”

“ I like that is seasonal. You get to see all the boats in the harbor and the next day they are all gone, and I also like all the fresh seafood that comes in all year round that we get to enjoy.”

“ Fish! And boats. I love it all.”

  “Knowing people, having a community setting where we know each other and care for each other.”

“It’s a great place to raise a family.”

“You get to know a lot of people, and it is just a sense of community.”

“I have lived in small communities for 20 years or so, but the people here are extremely nice. There are a lot of small towns but there is something about Kodiak and the people here that are truly amazing. And it’s just a beautiful place. There really is nothing like it around Alaska.”