Today at 3 p.m. was the first opening of Sitka’s lucrative commercial herring fishery. About 48 boats were on the water fishing until it came to an end for the day a few minutes after 6 p.m. The fishery area was between Bieli Rock and Makhnati Island.
Herring fishery opens!
Esther Kennedy is an Environmental Specialist with STA's Environmental Research Lab (STAERL). Just back from a phytoplankton class in Maine, she discusses the July/August massive plankton bloom in Sitka Sound -- both the harmless and the toxic. [audio mp3="http://kcaw-org.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/160825_KENNEDY.mp3"][/audio] more