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Sitka sac roe herring fishery wraps up its season


The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery closed last week after a quiet, steady week of fishing.

The guideline harvest of 8,712 tons was reached by 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. The fishery first opened for a few hours on March 18 at 3 p.m., after being put on a two-hour notice at 10 a.m.

“It was pretty much open daily until the following Wednesday,” Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Dave Gordon said.

The 48 permit holders voted to fish cooperatively this year with a poor sac roe herring market.

Gordon said there were around 25 seiners registered and about “a dozen fishing...

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