Monday, May 10, 2010

'Herring are showing now'

Here's a 1 p.m. update from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on the pending Togiak herring sac roe fishery:

May 10, 2010

Herring are showing now

This is the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Dillingham with an update regarding the Togiak herring fishery.

Department staff flew an aerial survey of the Togiak District today. Weather conditions were poor with low overcast and turbid water in some areas. We did observe many large schools of herring entering the district, but no herring were seen in the shallow areas of bays. We had a water temperature report of 38 degrees from Anchor Point this morning. The fleet is building and there are several dozen vessels in the district.

Weather permitting, we will survey the district on Tuesday, May 11, in the afternoon and try and document the threshold biomass.

Six companies have registered for the Togiak herring fishery.

Informational updates are available by calling our recorded message line at (907) 842-5226.

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