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Photos: Bobbing for fish heads

In this Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 photo, kids at the Sitka Seafood Festival examine salmon heads at the bottom of a bucket of water just before the start of the bobbing for fish heads contest at the Sitka Seafood Festival, in Sitka, Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-05/photos-bobbing-fish-heads
Local
Local color

...was a kid."I won $50 in a conservation poster contest," he said. "I did a pastel drawing of a wolf skull and salmon head. That was my first $50."In high school, art teacher Max Lewis was an early influence, a man the teenage Crondahl...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-03/local-color
Art
The art of preparing fish

...sister was raving about smoked salmon heads, so she decided to try it and...once were given leftover boiled salmon heads from a party held for Ed's mother...before and thought it was good.Salmon head adobo is a sure hit, though...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-01-27/art-preparing-fish
Neighbors
Alaska Science Forum: Grinding fish heads for the goodness within

...fisherman-turned-entrepreneur who has for the past few summers purchased salmon heads from fish processors who do business here in this small...salmon oil, Simpson calculated the amount of wild Alaska salmon heads that made their way to fish processors near the mouth...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-12-06/alaska-science-forum-grinding-fish-h
Outdoors
Catching the giants of the sea bottom

...halibut, also termed chickens, and I am interested catching larger fish, then I'll place a herring in the mouth of a salmon head. This protects the herring from being knocked off the hook by smaller fish and only the larger halibut can take the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061503/out_fishing.shtml
Outdoors
Trade delegation eyes Alaska seafood

...on dinner tables in China. "Why are they throwing them away?'' she asked. Unfortunately, while shipping frozen salmon heads to China might sound like a promising opportunity, the bargaining prices so far haven't been good enough for actual...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062804/loc_trade.shtml
News
Alaska crime victims isolated

...such as chocolate cake and frozen corn dogs. The other holds Alaska Native foods donated by the community, such as salmon heads, seal oil, caribou and moose meat. Jones said the traditional food is comforting to clients, who come from villages...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110705/sta_20051107008.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...EMPIRE Garbage plus bears equals trouble. That summer equation is proving true again, as warm weather wafts odors of salmon heads, teriyaki jerky wrappers and other refuse from Juneau's garbage cans and Dumpsters toward the underbrush -- and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060700/Loc_bears.shtml
By way of introduction

...chicken wire. I worked six summers in Ketchikan's fish plants. I'm assuming there's a statute of limitations on salmon-head dumping when I tell you that the old way of dealing with a broken head grinder was to take three teens in a skiff across...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022704/opi_lowtide.shtml
Opinion
Birding, Berners and more

...which are a smelt-like fish that spawns in fresh water, lays eggs in the gravel and (like the life cycle of the salmon) head to the open ocean to mature before returning to their birth waters as adults."Schwan, who is now a board member...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-04-20/birding-berners-and-more
Outdoors

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