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Fish Catching

Series consists of captain’s and fisher persons’ logbooks, journals, ledgers, boat and boating equipment records, and traps and trap equipment records. Inverness Cannery caught and canned five species of salmon: sockeye, pink, chum, coho, and spring, as well as halibut, tuna, and herring. They used Troll fishing boats, Gillnet boats and Seiners, as well as operated 5 freshwater salmon traps. Statistics relating to fish catches and fish packs, as well as river and weather conditions are available in the series. Workers in the cannery included Chinese, European, Indigenous, and Japanese men and women, and records relating to these individual groups are available in the series. Records in relation to World War One and World War Two are also in this series, including impoundment and sale of Japanese owned vessels, and applications for delayed military service for commercial fishermen.