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Herring Rock marks traditional harvest

...seiners on the verge of wrapping up this year's sac roe herring fishery, attention is shifting back to the traditional...of time before none of them are left."After the sac roe herring harvest is over, the traditional subsistence harvest...
Sitka fishermen continue herring fishery reports the total was just under the 5,300 tons caught Thursday in the first opening of the sac roe herring fishery.Both openings were in Starrigavan and Katlian bays.The guideline harvest this year is 16,333 tons and...
Sitka herring fishery may open Thursday

JUNEAU - The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery could open as early as Thursday.KCAW reports the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is placing the fishery on a two-hour...
Photo: Superbowl of seining Sitka Harbor this week for the opening of the sac roe herring fishery, which officials with the Alaska Department...happened at 1:30 p.m. yesterday. For more on the sac roe herring opening, follow Dave Clark on his blog at http...
Sitka herring near 10-year average for spawn miles

...initial spawn of 50.8 nautical miles.A second spawn began April 15 and lasted through April 23, Gordon said.The sac roe herring fishery in Sitka Sound produced 5,688 tons. The overall roe recovery was 13 percent, according to the department...
Photo: Herring rush

Herring seiners set their nets Friday in Deep Inlet and Aleutkina Bay near Sitka during the opening of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. Sound off on the important issues at
Photo: Herring haul

...aboard the Jeanine Kathleen, left, and the Andy Sea pull in their seine nets Sunday during the second Sitka Sound sac roe herring opening. The 51 permit holders pulled in an estimated 3,750 tons of this year's herring quota of 10,412 tons...
Photo: Big day for fishing

...Inlet during the first opening of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. The fishery opened at 4:10 p.m. and closed...enough time for seiners to net 3,300 tons of sac roe herring, about a third of this year's quota. Sound off on...
Board rejects sharing Sitka Sound herring

...Fisheries voted unanimously Monday against a proposal calling for equal shares among fishermen in the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. The proposal was endorsed by 41 of the 51 seiners holding Sitka Sound herring harvest permits. But board...
Sitka Tribe members testify in Anchorage

...before the Alaska Board of Fisheries about herring harvest issues. Tribal members argue that the 2001 commercial sac roe herring fishery in Sitka Sound was conducted in their traditional roe-gathering spots, denying them the "reasonable opportunity...


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