Friday, November 13, 2009

Big Togiak herring quota announced

The Togiak sac roe herring fishery, one of the Alaska's biggest herring harvests, has really struggled the past few years. But it hasn't been for lack of fish.

Seiners and gillnetters willing to keep fishing in the face of Japan's weakened appetite for herring eggs can expect to find plenty of fish again come spring.

A state Department of Fish and Game forecast issued today sets a harvest quota of 25,905 tons of herring for the 2010 season.

That compares to last season's harvest of 16,571 tons on a quota of 21,260 tons.

The sac roe fishery typically plays out in May.

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