We've now had two openers in the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery, and the total catch stands at 5,700 tons.
That's almost half the preseason quota of 11,549 tons.
Samples taken yesterday indicated "very high quality herring," the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said.
That means the fish were especially rich with roe, or eggs. The roe is marketed primarily in Japan, and accounts for almost all the value of the fishery.
Another opener isn't expected until tomorrow at the earliest.
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