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Fish Board looks at SE herring

KETCHIKAN - A plan to open West Behm Canal near Ketchikan to commercial herring...asking the board to allocate the West Behm Canal herring resource to a user group...declined to act on proposals for West Behm Canal herring fisheries. But four new...
Science behind the Spring King Derby

...The Blossom, Chickamin, Keta, Marten, and Wilson Rivers are, however, closed to commercial and sport fishers. West Behm Canal, north of Ketchikan, is still open to trolling. Northern Behm Canal was closed in 1950, another portion closed...
Sitka herring fishery ups the ante for 2010

...fishery usually is the first southeast Alaska herring fishery to open. Craig Herring Stock is generally next, then West Behm Canal, Ernest Sound, Hobart Bay/Port Houghton, Seymour Canal, Hoonah Sound, Tenekee Inlet and Lynn Canal. "It's...
Herring search spans millennia

...six places in Southeast Alaska: Seymour Canal, Revilla Channel, Lynn Canal, Sitka Sound, Hobart/Houghton and West Behm Canal.There is also a winter herring fishery, in which the fish are caught primarily for use as bait.Though the sac...
Southeast herring returns appear mixed

...Department of Fish & Game said state surveys observed about 15.3 miles of spawn in the Craig area, 2.2 miles in West Behm Canal, and about 10.7 miles in Revillagigedo Channel.Fish and Game fishery biologist Scott Walker says the spawn in...
Stalking elusive steelhead

...pounds. The world's record for steelhead remains at 42 pounds, 3 ounces for a fish landed by a young boy in 1970 in West Behm Canal near Bell Island in southern Southeast Alaska. Amazingly, this long-time record was almost lost as the fish was...
Opening of Behm Canal herring sac roe fishery will be first in 25 years

...more than 25 years will open in West Behm Canal next year, the state Department...have a quota of 940 tons when the West Behm Canal fishery opens in late March or...commercial herring sac roe fishery in West Behm Canal since 1976, although Fish and...
Alaska Digest

...commercial herring fisheries for at least another year. The West Behm Canal and Kah Shakes area south of Ketchikan will not open...department's forecast of the mature herring stock size at West Behm Canal in 2005 is 446 tons. No stock size assessment surveys...


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