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Mainstreet in Petersburg in the 1930s.

April 7, 1982 - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported that 4,260 tons of herring were harvested from the waters of Sitka Sound adjacent to Halibut Point Road during the March 30 fishery which lasted from noon to 6:10 p.m.

Although Petersburg fisheries was not disclosing the poundage of roe herring it is handling from the Sitka fishery, area manager Rick Dutton reports that “we did fine.”

A harvest guideline of approximately 3,000 tons of herring was established for the 1982 fishery. This harvest guideline was based on a conservative 10 percent exploitation rate of the observe...

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