Tag: sitka sac roe herring fishery

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

Court hears more arguments from Tribe, state on herring fishery

A Juneau Superior Court judge will decide whether the state has met its constitutional obligation for subsistence, in the management of the Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery. The court heard oral arguments on January 14 from attorneys representing the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, the state, and commercial fishing interests. The outcome could give Sitka’s Indigenous communities a larger role in determining how herring are shared among user groups in the future. Read More

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