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No herring fishing today; second opening possible Sunday

A seiner crosses beneath O'Connell Bridge during a day off in the 2014 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)

A seiner crosses beneath O’Connell Bridge during a day off in the 2014 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)

The Department of Fish and Game announced at 11 a.m. (Sat 3-22-14) that there will be no fishing today in the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery, as processors continue to work through Thursday’s catch. Boats will head out tomorrow morning (Sun 3-23-14) to do test fishing concentrated in the northern part of Sitka Sound, between Crow Island and Inner Point. If a fishery does occur on Sunday it will likely be smaller in size than Thursday’s 5,500 ton catch, said Fish & Game biologist Dave Gordon.

Gordon said that aerial surveys this morning found no active spawn.

The Department of Fish & Game is issuing updates over marine radio at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Those updates can be heard on VHF radio, on Channel 10.

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