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SLAMMIN’ SALMON

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Matt Thompson, 19 (L) and Scott Albert, 25 (R) offer insight into the different types of salmon they sell to one of their customers. Thompson is a junior at SIUC majoring in forestry. He goes on fishing trips to Alaska with his fishing company Wild Alaskan Salmon. “Sometimes I’m gone for 2 or 3 months at a time, but it’s great working out there (Alaska) and it pays really well,” said Thompson. He catches all of the fish he sells, “It seriously is awesome being able to make a living doing what you love to do. I mean, I’m out there fishing. Then I come home and sell it all at the market.” / Photo by Justin Kenealy.