Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sitka herring recap

The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery has come and gone, and it appears to have been a good season for seiners and processors.

The industry achieved a full harvest of 14,600 tons, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said today in an announcement closing the fishery.

Deckboss heard no reports this year of vessel collisions or other nastiness in the notoriously feisty fishery.

We've also heard nothing at all about prices paid for herring. If you have details, please share!

1 comment:

Deckboss said...

Actually, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers on March 25 investigated a collision between two seiners, the F/V Crimson Beauty and the F/V Sara Dawn. Both vessels were damaged, but no one was injured, the troopers said.

The investigation will be turned over to the U.S. Coast Guard for possible navigation rules violations.