Togiak Herring Season Closed Despite Huge Return, Sitka Sac Roe Fishery to Open Soon
Although the 2023 potential harvest for the Togiak sac roe herring fishery is 57,419 tons, processors have told the Alaska Department of Fish and Game they do not intend to harvest this year.
“The department does not expect this will change,” reads ADF&G’s statement from March 20. Aerial surveys of the biomass will continue to be flown, and “[t]he lack of interest for the Togiak fishery does not impact the Dutch Harbor Food and Bait fishery or [guideline harvest limit] GHL,” managers stated ...
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