Thursday, December 16, 2010

Even more Sitka Sound herring expected in 2011

Look for another enormous herring haul in Sitka Sound next spring.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game today announced a guideline harvest level of 19,490 tons for the 2011 sac roe herring fishery.

That compares to a quota of 18,293 tons for the 2010 fishery.

This truly is a time of extraordinary abundance for Sitka herring.

State biologists say it's "apparent that the Sitka Sound herring stock is at the highest levels seen since the department began monitoring the stock in 1964."

Read the full announcement here.


Anonymous said...

this is total BS. Evey year for the past 10 years has been the highest GHL. Stop this friviouls and distructive good ole boy fishery and save the herring. Wes you forgot to mention that ADF&G also said in this announcement that they uncovered errors in the ages of herring for the past 12 years...factor that into the ASA model and then calculate the forecast biomass! Bet it is lower than the 12/16 announcement.

Anonymous said...

sounds like someone from STA