Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sitka herring about to hit

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has put Sitka Sound seiners on notice that, effective at noon Friday, the sac roe herring fishery could open with only two hours notice.

This is Alaska's richest and most competitive herring fishery, with 50 boats sometimes swapping hull paint in a high-stakes duel for fish.

The quota this year is very large, 18,293 tons.

Wish I could be there to watch the action!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It will go off once silver bay seafoods is operational. Last year they held it off til their parts were flown in at the eleventh hour.