Sissi Babich, right, offers chum salmon roe Thursday to visitors at Northern Keta Caviar. They are, from left, Nelly Masson, Lydie Anastassion, Sylvie Cousantier, Kara Winegar and Shannon McCain. A decade ago, Babich drove to Hamburg with her Bavarian husband in a borrowed Volkswagen van to market Alaska salmon roe for her then-burgeoning company, Northern Keta Caviar. The couple persuaded Friedricks, a German retailer, to place an order, and it has remained a loyal customer ever since. A tour of French journalists, organized by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, flew to Juneau to visit the salmon fishery and get a better understanding of the Alaska seafood industry.
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