It is herring season here in the Bay Area. Fish. restaurant is serving herring grilled or pickled and it is delicious. It is also important to create demand for these fish as food - for humans - in the local area. A majority of the herring fishing industry actually only catches the fish for roe, which is shipped to Japan. Herring are an important baitfish in ecosystems and their roe feeds a variety of animals including a number of bird species. Check out the Sausalito Herring Festival this Saturday, Feb. 9th if you are in the area!