Tag: herring spawn

Sitka herring harvest nearing 10k tons, as spawning tops 15 miles

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game estimates that seiners had landed about 9,000 tons through Wednesday, March 30. On Thursday seine nets were in the water from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with no estimate yet of the amount of herring caught. Active spawning is now visible along 15.6 miles of shoreline. Read More

Sitka AC lends support to 4 southeast herring proposals

Herring was always going to be center stage for the Sitka Fish & Game Advisory Committee during its intense round of meetings this fall, and – even as the group pored over a big stack of other salmon and shellfish proposals – herring was never out of the limelight for long. KCAW’s Katherine Rose takes a look back at which herring proposals got the nod from the Sitka AC, before they’re handed to the Alaska Board of Fisheries at its meeting next month in Ketchikan. Read More
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