Opening Day-Sitka Sac Roe Herring Fishery

Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)

Palos Park, United States

Artist's Description

A rainbow appeared on the opening day of the Sitka, Alaska Sac Roe Herring Fishery on March 31, 2012. During Spring Pacific herring come together in immense numbers in order to spawn. Commercial purse seine fishing boats set nets to trap the thick shoals of herring. Stakes are high in this competitive fishery; with up to 50 fishing boats working in close proximity to each other collisions sometimes occur, meriting the fishery the moniker Combat Fishing. The golden herring roe is shipped to Japan where it is considered a delicacy.

(Note: The rainbow is not Photoshopped!)

March 31, 2012

Sitka (Baranof Island), Alaska, USA

Canon 7D, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS lens, ISO 400, f/9.1, EV -0.7, 1/800, focal length 125mm, polarizer

Featured:
Nautical, May 26, 2012
The Love of Boats Group, June 8, 2012
Alaska~Beyond Your Dreams, June 18, 2012

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