In addition, the sons said they are "encouraged but still very cautious."
Harris suffered the stroke while the Cornelia Marie was docked on St. Paul Island in Alaska and subsequently underwent surgery on Saturday night -- after which he was placed in the coma to reduce brain swelling.
Since the Cornelia Marie is currently in the middle of the 2010 opilio crab fishing season -- which will be seen on Deadliest Catch's sixth season later this year -- the boat has resumed fishing without Harris and is being helmed by relief captain Derek Ray, a family friend.
(Photo credit Discovery)
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