By Garland Kennedy
Sitka Sentinel staff writer 

Sitka Herring Fishery on 2-Hour Notice


March 21, 2024

The Department of Fish and Game placed the Sitka Sound sac roe fishery on two-hours notice as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, signaling seiners will have two hours to get ready for the first fishing period in this year’s commercial herring harvest.

F&G said surveys continue in the process of locating schools of marketable fish in areas suitable for an opening.

Though aerial surveys conducted Tuesday detected no fish, the department spotted large numbers of predators, such as humpback whales and sea lions, along the eastern shore of Kruzof Island, the agency said in a release late Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, a...

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