Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Togiak herring season nears finish

Gillnetters continue to chase a few roe-rich herring near the village of Togiak. Photo by Tim Sands, ADF&G

The big Togiak herring sac roe fishery is all but done for 2010.

Purse seiners shut down over the weekend, while the gillnet fleet is free to keep working until noon tomorrow, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today.

It's been a big harvest overall at close to 25,000 tons. That's nearly the full quota, and well above last year's take of 17,107 tons.

Sorry, Deckboss has no information on prices. But heck, with a harvest this big, demand must be somewhat improved this year for herring roe, don't you think?

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