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Sitka Sound herring update


March 21, 2019

An aerial survey was conducted Wednesday covering Sitka Sound from Windy Pass to Krestof Sound. schools were observed in Deep Inlet, the Channel, and in the Magoun Inslands. No herring spawn was observed. The highest concentration of herring predators appeared to shift toward Inner Point and Hayward Strait. Whales were seen working the shallower waters of the Kruzof Island shoreline between Inner Point and Hayward Strait. Sea lions were scattered between Inner Point, Bieli Rock, and Hayward Strait. South of Sitka herring predators were still observed but not in the abundance as the previous...

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