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!
Shellfish in Southeast are showing a high risk for biotoxins, specifically those that cause PSP. On Monday (5-25-16), the Sitka Tribe of Alaska's Environmental Research Lab (STAERL) found elevated levels of toxins at beaches in Sitka, Petersburg, Klawock, and Craig. more