While the Southeastern US was battered by severe Christmas weather, Sitkans enjoyed another day of brief-but-welcome sunshine. This is Mother Earth on Tommy Joseph’s Centennial Totem at Sitka National Historical Park. As photographer Hugh Bevan knows, it’s one of the best places to catch some late-afternoon rays.
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game, which released its preliminary harvest level for the 2015 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. The preliminary harvest level is just over 8,700 tons. That would be the lowest level since 2003. And it’s about half of last year’s target. more