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Herring Update: Fishing at 2:30PM in Eastern Channel

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game released this map, showing where fishing is allowed in today's herring opening. (Map courtesy of ADF&G)

There will be herring fishing today near the south end of Sitka’s road system, ADF&G has announced. Fish & Game biologist Dave Gordon said the fishery will aim to harvest about 3,000 tons. more

Herring fishing possible today; no opening called yet

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game said in their 11 a.m. update that a significant volume of herring has moved into the closure area, a stretch of water near town that is out of bounds to the commercial fishery, to protect subsistence use. Fish & Game biologist Dave Gordon said he wasn’t discounting the possibility of a fishery south of town, where large schools of fish were found yesterday, but he wanted to give it more time “to find a body of fish that might provide a better fishery for everybody.” more

Second herring opening today in Starrigavan, Katlian bays

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game released this map, showing the boundaries of Thurday's herring season opener. Sunday's second opening will be within the same boundaries. Fishing was restricted to Starrigavan and Katlian bays, north of Sitka. (Map courtesy ADF&G)

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game has announced that there will be a second opening in the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery, around 1:30 p.m. today (Sun 3-23-14). Sunday’s fishery will take place within the same boundaries as Thursday’s season opener, in Starrigavan and Katlian bays. more

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)

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 herring fishery, as processors continue to work through Thursday’s catch. Boats will head out tomorrow morning to do test fishing 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.
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ADF&G to open herring fishing in Starrigavan, Katlian bays

(KCAW graphic/Robert Woolsey)

The Sitka herring fishery will open this afternoon. The Department of Fish & Game has announced that the first opening of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery will be at approximately 1:45 PM today (Thu 3-20-14) in the area of Starrigavan and Katlian bays. more

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UPDATE: Sitka power outage

Sunday, February 16, 2014
9:00 AM
Linemen cleared the toppled tree from the Green Lake transmission line, and had all of Sitka re-powered sometime after 10 PM last night.

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Newsdesk?

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Raven Radio has had four General Managers in 30 years. Rich McClear was the very first and recently sat at his old desk. He wasn’t just enjoying the view of Sitka Channel though, he was editing a news story. Rich has been volunteering in the News Department for the last several weeks, filing stories from the ATIA conference among others. See his latest story on how the Sawmill Creek Road project came to pass here. Thanks Rich! more

Regional News temporarily moved

You can now find regional news here, or under the “News” drop down menu at the top of the page. more

Jim Dinley’s statement upon resigning

Sitka Municipal Administrator Jim Dinley issued the following statement to city employees on Thursday morning (April 25), just before making his resignation official. more