Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Winding down at Togiak

The Togiak sac roe herring fishery is nearly done.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has shut down the seine fleet for the season. Meantime, gillnetters can keep fishing until further notice.

The harvest is a really big one, totaling more than 25,000 tons as of this morning. The preseason quota was 30,056 tons.

The lion's share of the fish is allocated to purse seiners.

The department said the seine fleet had taken 96.3 percent of its share of the quota, and that it "would not be possible to prosecute an orderly fishery" for the remaining small amount.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bristol Bay, where the state typically likes to "prosecute" a dis-orderly fishery.