Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sitka herring catch mounts; fishery on timeout

A Coast Guard boat patrols Sitka herring fishery. USCG photo

Sounds like the Sitka sac roe herring fishery will be on hiatus until at least Thursday. That's to allow processors time to work through the backlog of fish.

The fishery has seen three openings so far, including a 50-minute session yesterday.

The total catch stands at about 12,700 tons, out of a quota of 19,490 tons.

So we're on the downside of the fishery now.

Here's the latest update from the Department of Fish and Game.

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