Tag: Chip Treinen

Why were six highly debated herring proposals withdrawn from Board of Fish consideration?

One of the most important policy decisions taken by the Alaska Board of Fisheries at its Anchorage meeting last month, was taking no action on a slate of six competing proposals for herring management in Sitka: three from the Sitka Tribe, and three from commercial seiners. After over two days of testimony and committee work, the parties submitted a joint, one-sentence note withdrawing their respective proposals. Read More

Seiners explain decision to stop test fishing

As of Tuesday evening, herring seiners in Sitka were standing down from further test fishing -- but they weren't calling it a strike. After a full week spent looking for schools of marketable size and roe content, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game couldn’t interest any boats in making test sets over the weekend. Read More
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