Month: March 2011

At $12-million and counting, herring tops Sitka's fisheries

Sitka’s spring herring fishery appears on course to top $12-million for the second year in a row. Area management biologist Dave Gordon told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday (3-16-11) that the 2011 harvest could exceed last year’s take of nearly 18,000 tons. Gordon offered an unusual look behind the scenes at one of the state’s most lucrative fisheries.

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Commentary: Peggy's Corner

Peggy Wilson (R-Wrangell) represents House District 2 in the Alaska Legislature. This week she comments on the Alaska Transportation Infrastructure Fund (ATIF) and Coastal Zone Management.

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ADF&G plans five openings in record sac roe fishery

The Department of Fish & Game plans to hold five openings this spring to allow seiners to target a record number of herring in the sac roe fishery. The first aerial survey of the season occurred Monday morning (3-14-11), and covered waters from West Crawfish Inlet to Salisbury Sound.

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