Sunday, March 14, 2004

A biography of Alaska's herring:

Ketchikan, Alaska

By June Allen
March 14, 2004

" 'Biologists have privately stated that that they are against this [sac roe] fishery.What is wrong with a Fisheries Board and the rules they operate under that ignores history, ignores facts.'
From a letter to Gov. Murkowskifrom Andy Rauwolf and John Harrington.

In general, not many people are interested in herring. It's not exactly a glamour fish. You won't see a snapshot of a grinning fishermen posing for the camera while holding up a trophy eight-inch goggle-eyed herring by the tail. And when was the last time you had baked, fried, roasted, grilled or pickled herring? The only time most people come in contact with herring is when they skewer a chunk of it onto a hook for bait when salmon fishing..."

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