Herring Wraps up at Sitka, Going Strong at Kodiak
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch.
The roe herring fishery at Sitka Sound ended on April 9 after two weeks of daily fishing. A fleet of about 20 seiners took less than half of the 33,304 ton harvest. State managers estimate the total catch at around 16,000 tons, or 32 million pounds. No word yet on price.
Herring fishing at Kodiak began on April 1, two weeks earlier than usual, due to an earlier spawn across the island’s five fishing districts. Thirteen boats have taken less than half of...
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