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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.
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game declared the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery open at 1:45 p.m Thursday. The fishing area covered much of Starrigavan and Katlian bays, north of Sitka. The opening lasted two hours and thirty-five minutes, closing at 4:20 p.m. If sold at last year’s price, today’s catch would be worth about $2.4-million to fishermen at the docks.
Sitka’s lucrative herring fishery goes on two-hour notice as of 8 a.m. Thursday (3-20-14). That means fishing could start as soon … more
Sitka’s spring herring fishery will be about 1,000 tons less than originally estimated, the Department of Fish & Game announced today. The harvest level for the herring fishery in Sitka Sound will be just over 16,000 tons. That’s about 7 percent lower than the preliminary harvest amount announced in December.
The Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring fishery is tapering down, with about half of this year’s targeted harvest still in the water. Plans to organize a cooperative fishery to boost the harvest are unresolved, and may not do any good anyway.