Seiners in Sitka on two-hour notice; 2022 fishery reviewed
March 23, 2023
With the announcement earlier this week that the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery would go on two-hour notice at 8 a.m. Thursday, Fish and Game held a virtual meeting Tuesday for permit holders, processors, subsistence harvesters and others involved in the annual herring harvest.
Effective Thursday morning, Fish and Game can open a location for purse seining on as little as two hours of advance notice.
More than four dozen individuals attended Tuesday’s virtual meeting.
Fish and Game area management biologist Aaron Dupuis led the Zoom videoconference, which lasted almost two hours, mos...