Alaska Herring Still Under Study
The Department of Fish and Game is continuing to assess herring stocks in Sitka Sound, despite the notice given by processors that they do not plan on participating this year.
Aaron Dupuis, assistant area management biologist for Fish and Game, said he started daily aerial surveys on Saturday. The Fish and Game research vessel Kestrel arrives on Thursday.
"We'll continue aerial surveys," Dupuis said. "It's business as usual as far as the department's assessment is concerned."
Fish and Game was notified by processors this winter that they don't plan to participate as buyers...
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