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SHI aims to rebuild stocks to culturally, archaeologically indicated levels at historical locations

...of consistency to a specific spawning location for a great length of time," said Sitka-area management biologist Dave Gordon. "The ecosystem 2,500 to 10,000 years ago is a bit of an unknown, as well. Things may have been very different...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/shi-aims-rebuild-stocks-culturally-a
Outdoors
Herring search spans millennia

...caught doesn't differentiate between the two, Hebert said.Sitka-area commercial fishing management biologist Dave Gordon said if herring populations are depleted from historical levels, he would expect a corresponding drop in the number...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-11/herring-search-spans-millennia
Outdoors
Sitka fishermen continue herring fishery

...Starrigavan and Katlian bays.The guideline harvest this year is 16,333 tons and Department of Fish and Game biologist Dave Gordon says the remaining quota could be taken in either one or two more openings.The next opening could come Wednesday...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-28/sitka-fishermen-continue-herring-fisher
Local
Sitka Sound having another herring spawning wave

...a previous peak of spawning was observed about two weeks ago, around the time of the commercial sac roe openings.Dave Gordon, area management biologist for Fish and Game, said a second spawn is not unusual, and he is not looking at reopening...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-22/sitka-sound-having-another-herring-spaw
State
Sitka herring near 10-year average for spawn miles

...miles recorded in 2012 and slightly under the recent 10-year average of 61.7 miles, said area management biologist Dave Gordon.The sound saw two separate spawning events, Gordon said.The Sitka Daily Sentinel reports the first began March...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-07/sitka-herring-near-10-year-average-spaw
State
Sitka sac roe fishery pauses after half of limit caught

...found insufficient biomass near Goddard Hot Springs.By 2:30 p.m. Monday, ADF&G Sitka area management biologist Dave Gordon and aerial surveyors radioed back to Habitat Division - Sitka no herring seine fishery would be held Monday.Sitka...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-04-10/sitka-sac-roe-fishery-pauses-after-half
Local
Sitka fishermen prep for herring opening

...say high immaturity levels mean there is still time for herring to mature. Fish and Game area management biologist Dave Gordon told the Sitka Sentinel that the immature fish appear to be in two distinct groups. He says some are close to turning...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032310/reg_595244779.shtml
Regional News
Sitka herring fishery ups the ante for 2010

...the biomass that returned was actually consistent with what we forecast to come back this year," ADF&G biologist Dave Gordon said. "We had forecast 72,251 tons to return last year ... and we harvested just slightly over that guideline...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121809/sta_537038793.shtml
Sitka herring ready to 'roe' as two-hour announcement notice begins

...get to that point we are ready to draw lines on a map and have an opening," ADF&G Sitka area management biologist Dave Gordon said. "We see a lot of predators now and our biologists will be taking some final samples." The department's research...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032811/loc_806576035.shtml
News
Sitka herring ready to 'roe' as two-hour announcement notice begins

...get to that point we are ready to draw lines on a map and have an opening," ADF&G Sitka area management biologist Dave Gordon said. "We see a lot of predators now and our biologists will be taking some final samples."The department's research...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-03-27/sitka-herring-ready-8216roe8217-two-hou
Local

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