How Alaska fishermen made $500,000 in just one hour

How about a job grossing half a million bucks in 60 minutes?

That's what some commercial seine fishermen in Sitka, Alaska, scooped out of the water on Wednesday — in the form of fatty, silvery Pacific herring.

The Sitka sac roe herring fishery is already legendary for netting megabucks in minutes, but that day's catch was still a shocker — for fishermen, regulators and seafood processors.

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