Sweden's yen for herring roe fuels Lake Superior fishery 
By Dan Kraker US Source: mprnews 11/14/2012
Dan Kraker
About a half-mile off shore from the Grand Marais harbor, Harley Toftey reaches overboard and pulls a 300-foot-long gill net laden with lake herring over the bow of his Boston Whaler.
 

The boat rolls like a roller coaster ride on 8-foot swells that would cost most landlubbers their lunch. But Toftey barely seems to notice.

Along with two helpers, he quickly picks the slender foot long fish out of the twine and plops them into bins. The men slowly work their way down the net as the bins fill with dozens of fish, in a slow but steady rhythm. They hardly speak amid the sounds of the boat's motor, wind and waves.

 
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