Deckhand on the US Intrepid
Thomas Little has been working onboard the trawler US Intrepid for 5 years. Despite the long hours, Thomas loves his work and the fact that it provides the income necessary to support his family of 6. He knows firsthand that the Amendment 80 fleet takes their halibut quota very seriously, placing cameras in nets while trawling and using excluder devices to reduce halibut bycatch. It is his hope that the fishing communities that share the waters off Alaska will continue their work to be great stewards of their fisheries and ensure sustainability for future generations.
Photo courtesy of Fisherman’s Finest
The work is hard and the hours are long, but I love my job and the experiences I share with my 70 plus co-workers. I also love the fact that with this job, I have the ability to provide a comfortable lifestyle for my wife and 4 children.Thomas Little