Coast Guard crews monitor safety during sac roe herring fishery in Sitka Sound

SITKA, Alaska - 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 Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery is open only for a short time while more than 50 vessels attempt to make a large catch within a few hours. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

SITKA, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan crew and Aids to Navigation Team Sitka crew patrolled the waters in the Sitka Sound during the third opener of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery to ensure the safety of the fishing fleet April 4, 2011.

With more than 50 vessels in the sound, the Coast Guard crews was ready to respond in the case of a maritime emergency during the herring fishery.



SITKA, Alaska – A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Sitka 41-foot Utility Boat crew cruises around the large fleet of sac roe herring fishing vessels during the third opener of the 2011 season in Sitka Sound April 4, 2011.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

SITKA, Alaska - A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 25-foot Response Boat - Small crew patrols the waters in the Sitka Sound during the third opener of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery to ensure the safety of the fishing fleet April 4, 2011. With more than 50 vessels in the sound, the RB - S crew was ready to respond in the case of a maritime emergency during the herring fishery. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

SITKA, Alaska - A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 25-foot Response Boat - Small crew patrols the waters in the Sitka Sound during the third opener of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery to ensure the safety of the fishing fleet April 4, 2011. With more than 50 vessels in the sound, the RB - S crew was ready to respond in the case of a maritime emergency during the herring fishery. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

SITKA, Alaska - 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 Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery is open only for a short time while more than 50 vessels attempt to make a large catch within a few hours. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

SITKA, Alaska - 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 Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery is open only for a short time while more than 50 vessels attempt to make a large catch within a few hours. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

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