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Photo: Racking Rockfish

Taku Fisheries and Smokeries employees, Gary Isturis and Jessica Boerem, "rack" recently cleaned rockfish before freezing them. Workers were busy processing rockfish, black cod...
Adding to the quota

Mark Smith, left, and Gary Isturis process a delivery of black cod off the F/V Allstar at Taku Smokeries on Friday. Fishermen have from March to November to fish for their quota.
Tina Bergam wins Salmon Derby

...runners-up were Robert Hurley at 33.6 pounds, Darin Fagerstrom at 31 pounds, Gary Hedges at 30.55 pounds and Gary Isturis at 30.45 pounds. The derby ran from May 1 to 31 and had an unusually high participation rate. The derby averages...
Photo: Fresh fins

Mark Smith, left, and Gary Isturis help unload fresh salmon from the F/V Tenacious at Taku Smokeries Wednesday.
Photo: Hatchery catch at Fish Creek

Bill Razpotnik shows off the king salmon he caught to fishing partner Gary Isturis Monday afternoon at the Fish Creek Pond. The returning salmon are part of DIPAC's hatchery project at the creek. | | |
Photo: End of season

Taku Smokeries/Fisheries employees Bill Razpotnik, left, and Gary Isturis sort tanner crab Tuesday on the Taku dock. The tanner crab season closed at noon Monday. This crab will be processed and transported to Japan.
Photos: An encouraging start to gillnet season

First, Gary Isturis, a Taku Smokeries/Fisheries employee, holds a king salmon that weighs about 40 pounds Tuesday at the company's dock. Second...
Photos: Working in the city: in preparation for the 2008 summer tourism season; Cecile Elliott works behind the counter at Alaska Airlines; Gary Isturis processes salmon at Taku Fisheries near the dock in downtown Juneau.
Photo: Payload

Taku Smokeries Fisheries employee Gary Isturis sorts black cod Monday as it is unloaded on the business's dock. "The price is very high at this time for black cod," said Eric Norman, general manager of Taku Smokeries Fisheries.


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