CAPTAIN NICOLAI KUZMIN
Captain Nicolai Kuzmin has fished the waters of the Gulf of Alaska and Cook Inlet since 1972. A devote Orthodox Russian Old Believer he is a private family man with a strong work ethic. His boat the Rusak is a 41 foot long-liner with a capacity of 22 tons with a tight knit crew of a good friend, cousin and son.
When Nicolai is not fishing he spends time in his second home in Uruguay where he farms and runs cattle. He declines a photo of himself.
Fishing Vessel: Rusak
The Rusak is a US Fishing Vessel, run by Captain Nikolai Kuzmin. This vessel, is a 41 foot long-liner with a capacity of 22 tons. The Rusak’s home port is Homer, Alaska and the commercial fishing vessel pursues halibut, black cod, gray cod and rockfish as often as possible working nearly year round.
The fishing method used on the Rusak is longlining. This method favored by North American Commercial Halibut fishermen.