Deckboss confesses he previously was unaware, or maybe just forgot, that Alaska has a commercial fishery for smelt, also known as hooligan.
It's a small fishery, in Cook Inlet. Smelt fishermen are required to have state permits, and legal gear is a hand-held dipnet.
The season opened May 1 and closed at 5 p.m. today as the harvest reached the 100-ton annual limit, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced.
I know nothing about the marketing of these fish, or even how they taste. Can anyone enlighten us?