Ruth Sandvik: Interview Outline: Section
The difference between down and upriver fish early in the season
Tape Reference Number: H2002-09-11
Ruth Blankenship-Sandvik talks with Bill Schneider and Eileen Devinney
in Kiana, Alaska on February 28, 2002.
Eileen Devinney: I
know the other night we were talking about, I think it was whitefish and
how they were -- I think you were there, and how they were without eggs
down here and upriver they get them with eggs. And people were talking
about -- I don't know if you recall this, but talking about how different
the fish are this -- this far down at this -- you know, earlier in the
Ruth Sandvik: Well,
because they spawn up there. Right. And I've never been able to understand
how -- how they sanction a sport fishing where the sheefish is spawning,
but I guess they can. I mean, of course, subsistence, I mean, it's -- it's
okay for subsistence, and that's -- and that's one of their delicacies.
They get these great big sheefish and bulging with roe. And -- and yet
-- usually if any of the people from up there come down here, they bring
that as a -- as a treat for the people down here.