Fish Radio asked Kodiak moms if they would like their kids to grow up to be fishermen. They shared these thoughts:
- Yes – it’s good money.
- Of course!
- Not particularly – because it just seems like it’s sort of an iffy future in the fishing industry. I’m not sure what’s going to be available to them later.
- No, because I want something more for my children than that. I want them to grow up to be something that would be even more prosperous, more educational, more beneficial to them…
- Yes, I think it’s a great opportunity for them to grow up and it’s in our heritage. I am a Kodiak born and raised person and so I like it.
- Well, as much as I would like to she’s not going to be able to because the rights of the fisheries have flowed into the hands of the few. So anymore it’s pretty much of a dead end, kind of a loser lifestyle unless you have millions of dollars to invest in it.
- Yes, because it follows in the footsteps of their parents and learn from them.
- Yes, why not!
- It’s important to carry on the tradition.
- If they want to, that’s fine; if they don’t that’s ok too.
- I probably wouldn’t want them to but if they did, that would be fine.
- Yes, because then they could bring me fish!
Would you like to be a fisherman when you grow up?
- No, it’s dangerous.
- It’s too dangerous and I get seasick.