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The Burlington Free Press from Burlington, Vermont · Page C1

Burlington, Vermont
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Friday, January 18, 2013
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BURLINGTONFREEPRESS.COM FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013 1C SAVORVORE Vermont native's sustainably-caught fish available in local farm shares MELISSA PASANEN Free Press Correspondent Many Vermonters know the person who grows their tomatoes, the neighbor who boils their maple syrup, the farmer who raises the meat and eggs they eat. It is unusual, however, for Vermont residents to have personally met the fisherman who catches their wild Alaskan salmon. Anthony Naples, 31, is hoping to change that. After graduating from Harwood Union High School in the Mad River Valley, Naples headed to college in Maine and then criss-crossed the globe for several years working and traveling from Africa to the Caribbean to South America. He has spent the last two winters living back in Vermont in the shadow of Mount Abe, not far from Moretown where he moved with his family when he was 10. His mother still lives in Middlesex. Since 2009, Naples has headed each summer to Alaska to work as a commercial fisherman. During a good season, he and his crew bring in up to a million pounds of wild salmon, several thousand pounds of which he brought back to Vermont for the first time last summer under his own label, Starbird Fish. "I was trying to figure out how to make a living in Vermont and not have to travel so much," Naples said recently in the kitchen of his winter home base where he was preparing some of his salmon for lunch. "I love the variety life has to offer, but Vermont is a great place to come back to." "I thought it would be fun to provide my community and my area with a direct See SALMON, Page 2C See a video of Anthony Naples cooking his Alaskan salmon at www.burlington Anthony Naples prepares salmon at home, Jan. 4. Naples fishes salmon In Alaskan waters during the summer and sells some of the fish he catches back in Vermont, glenn russelufree press

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