Troy Newark at work in Sitka's Crescent Harbor Shelter. (KCAW photo/Erik Neumann)

Troy Newark at work in Sitka’s Crescent Harbor Shelter. (KCAW photo/Erik Neumann)

Seiner Troy Newark mends his net in preparation for the upcoming salmon season. Seiners, trollers, and gillnetters are already taking turns in Sitka Sound in various pre-season hatchery openings. The main event for most salmon fishermen happens in July and beyond. Seiners will land millions of pink salmon — aka “humpies” — by summer’s end. Read an overview of commercial fishing in Southeast by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.