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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."
After a productive opening on Sunday afternoon (3-23-14), the Sitka sac roe herring fleet is over halfway towards it harvest goal. Fishermen landed an estimate 5,000 tons in beginning at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, just 300 tons less than the harvest in last Thursday’s season opener -- and a little more than the Department of Game was aiming for. The total now stands at 10,300 tons -- with 6,300 tons left to go. No fishing is likely for the next two days.
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.