Alaska’s mariculture industry is in its infancy compared to other regions of the world, but some believe it has the potential to be much larger — maybe worth as much as $1 billion within three decades.
The Sitka Sound herring continue to spawn, though in spots rather than long stretches of coastline. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game is conducting daily aerial surveys. The cumulative spawn mileage to date is 57 nautical miles.
Sitka fire chief Dave Miller has withdrawn his application to be the next city administrator. Former Sitka police chief Sheldon Schmitt was also invited to an in-person interview, after a preliminary Skype interview on Monday (4-17-17).