3,500 tons of herring harvested in Sitka opener
March 23, 2017
On March 19, the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery opened in northwest Sitka Sound from 2:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. Preliminary hails from processors put the total harvest at 3,500 tons.
Opening was based on three samples taken from the area with the following results: Mountain Point, 11.3% mature roe, 1.1% immature roe, 128 gram average weight; Rob Point, 10.9% mature roe, 0.4% immature roe, 120 gram average weight; and Rob Point, 10.7% mature roe, 1.6% immature roe, 112 gram average weight.
Monday's aerial survey covered Sitka Sound north of Eastern Channel. No spawn was observed. Herring...