Photo: Picking grapes

Posted: Monday, July 09, 2007

Richard Casciano brings in his net full of sockeye salmon Thursday during an opener at the Main Bay Hatchery on the western shore of Prince William Sound. The hatchery, operated by the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation, produces sockeye salmon, which are approaching their peak. Commercial fishermen describe a set such as this as "picking grapes."

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