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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...
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...
Untangling Southeast Alaska's fisheries

...that from what she observed, they do.She also got the chance to observe the multimillion-dollar Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery opener from the deck of a participating seiner."I knew it would be interesting, I knew it was fascinating...
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...
Photo: Icy conditions

...the boat across the Gulf of Alaska, a trip of more than 1,000 miles, to take part in the upcoming Sitka Sound sac roe herring opening. He said he and others crossing the gulf at the same time were met with wind gusts of 70 mph and blinding snow...
Sitka herring fishery ups the ante for 2010

...Alaska Department of Fish & Game recently announced an 18,866-ton preliminary harvest limit for Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring fishery when the season begins in March, a 4-ton increase from last season. Commercial fishermen are now ready to...


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