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Sitka Sound Herring fishery announcement


Sitka — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced the results from the 2016 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery and spawn observations. This season the target harvest level was set at 14,741. The final harvest was 9,758 tons with overall mature roe recovery of 10.7% based on fish ticket information. The harvest and roe recovery by date was as follows:

There were two spawning events in the Sitka Sound area this season. The first spawn occurred from March 18 until March 28. The total shoreline mapped with spawn during this initial event was 47.8 nautical miles (nm). The...

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