Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Small fleet nets big herring haul at Togiak

The industry has taken a lot of herring at Togiak, as you can see from today's announcement from the Department of Fish and Game.

But participation in the fishery is light.

The fleet consists of 22 seine boats and 25 gillnetters. That's four fewer seiners than were seen last season and 10 fewer gillnetters, said Tim Sands, management biologist for the Togiak fishery.

"We have the same number of processors as last year, but only five of
the six companies are buying gillnet fish," he said. "Last year all six bought."

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