Photo: Transferring the catch

Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Crew of the seiner Jean C. transfer their catch to a tender during the second opening of the Sitka Sound sac roe herringfishery Saturday near Middle Island in Sitka, Alaska. The seine fleet brought in an estimated 3,500 tons of herring, bringing the catch total to around 9,300 tons in the fishery, which has a guideline harvest level of 18,000 tons this year. Processors are paying $550 per ton of fish.

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