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Herring placed on two-hour notice


SITKA —The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery will be on 2-hour notice effective 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 17. This means that a fishery could be expected with a minimum of two hours notice after the effective time.

Today, two test samples were taken from a large aggregation of herring near Eastern Bay. The results of those samples were as follows:

Eastern Bay: 50 tons, mature roe – 4.9%, immature roe – 2.9%, average weight – 97 grams; North Siginaka Islands: 200 tons, mature roe - 9.9%, immature roe – 2.4%, average weight ...

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