The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has put Sitka Sound seiners on notice that, effective at noon Friday, the sac roe herring fishery could open with only two hours notice.
This is Alaska's richest and most competitive herring fishery, with 50 boats sometimes swapping hull paint in a high-stakes duel for fish.
The quota this year is very large, 18,293 tons.
Wish I could be there to watch the action!
Dutch Harbor report
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