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Sitka Sound herring fishery on 2-hour notice


March 16, 2017

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery will be on 2-hour notice effective 8:00 a.m., Friday, March 17, 2017. This means that a fishery could be expected with a minimum of two hours notice after the effective time.

One test sample was taken near Kamano Point on Kruzof Island. The results of the sample are as follows:

Kamano Point: 0.5 tons, mature roe – 8.9%, immature roe – 2.7%, average weight – 133 grams. Although this set size is not very large, we believe it is representative of the fish observed along the Kruzof Island...

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