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Sitka Sound herring fishery not likely in 2020


SITKA — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery will likely not occur in 2020.

The department has contacted all processors with known interest in the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery and they have all indicted that at this time they do not intend to purchase herring due to market requirements and the forecasted herring return. Current market conditions require herring with an average weight of 110 grams or more and roe recovery of 11% or better. The forecast is comprised primarily (83%) of age-4 herring with an anticipated ave...

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