Following harvest shortfall, Sitka contemplates a herring moratorium

The Sitka Assembly has formed a committee to draft a resolution which may call for a moratorium on herring fishing in Sitka Sound. The move comes after the failure of this spring’s commercial sac roe fishery, which fell over 8,000 tons short of the expected harvest level. The idea of a commercial fishing moratorium has been around for a long time, backed primarily by the Sitka Tribe and other subsistence users concerned over declines in the local harvest of herring eggs. >click to read<16:35

One Response to Following harvest shortfall, Sitka contemplates a herring moratorium

  1. Gregory Lee Knapp says:

    Money talks. Just like the pound fishery here in Craig. The herring will eventually disappear. This greed is shameful to say the least.

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