Tag: Board of Fish

Sitka Fish & Game ‘Advisory Committee’ plays a major role in reviewing proposed regulations for salmon, herring, and shellfish

Heather Bauscher updates us on the work of the Sitka Fish and Game Advisory Committee. The 17-member committee has been meeting twice a week since October, reviewing regulatory proposals for salmon, herring, and shellfish and giving the thumbs up or thumbs down in advance of the State Board of Fisheries meeting in Ketchikan next month. The Sitka AC meets via zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays through the deadline of December 22. Read More

Something ‘fishy’ about state’s herring data, argues former Sitkan

The Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery closed last week, but not before harvesting around 16,000 tons of herring, the biggest commercial harvest in nearly a decade. Commercial fishermen want the lucrative fishery to continue. And while the state is in the middle of a lawsuit with the Sitka Tribe of Alaska over the management of the fishery, the state maintains that its model is conservative. But the model has its critics. KCAW spoke with Peter Bradley, a former Sitkan who has taken a deep dive into the data and modeling practices used by the state to manage herring. Read More

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