Mending nets a rare skill

Published on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 by Brandy Kiger

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Bruce Elliott soaks up the sun as he repairs gill nets on Marine Drive on Monday afternoon. A retired fisherman, Elliott now does the repairs for others, and, here, tackles around 1,800 feet of netting. The nets are used for catching salmon. “There’s not too many of us left that know how to do this,” Elliott said.