SITKA, ALASKA The fishing vessel Julia Kae has been tied up in Eliason Harbor the last few days, distributing free herring roe-on-branches. It’s the third year for the give-away, which is expected to continue with the boat distributing more roe around 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. KCAW’s Ed Ronco visited the harbor Friday (4-9) afternoon and spoke with people gathering roe. First, though, he talks to the Julia Kae’s captain, Steve Demmert, standing near a giant pile of hemlock branches covered in herring roe:
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