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By Ron Loesch 

USCG discourages aggressive behavior during Sitka fishery


Photo courtesy of Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally, U.S. Coast Guard

A fleet of fishing vessels finishing off-loading their catch of herring during the 2011 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery in Sitka Sound April 4, 2011. The fishery is open for a few hours for as many as five days each year and more than 50 vessels attempt to catch as many fish for their roe as possible in that time.

The U.S. Coast Guard has advised permit holders for the annual Sitka Herring Sac-Roe fishery that they will increase the number of boarding teams in Sitka and will, “conduct immediate on-scene boardings of intentional collisions that occur durin...

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