2013 Togiak Herring Closes After Near Record Season

May 28, 2013

28,808 tons of fish were hauled in, the highest total harvest in some 20 years, with both gear groups catching over 90% of their quotas.

DILLINGHAM:  As of 12:00pm Tuesday, the 2013 Togiak commercial sac roe herring fishery has closed. Fishing through tough weather over the weekend, the gillnet fleet scraped by with a couple hundred tons landed each day, and on Monday the buyers announced they were done buying for the season. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger reports on what was almost a record setting harvest.