Fisheries
1:56 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Togiak Herring Update: Harvest Tops 19-thousand Tons

Commercial fishermen hauled in just over 2-thousand tons of herring Wednesday as part of the ongoing Togiak sac-roe herring fishery. That pushes the season total to just over 19-thousand tons. That’s still well short of the available quota of 27.8-thousand tons.

The purse seine fleet hauled in 1.7-thousand tons of herring Wednesday to push their total harvest to just over 14-thousand tons. That’s over 5-thousand tons short of their quota of 19.5-thousand tons. The gillnet fleet hauled in 384-tons of herring Wednesday to push the season total to just under 5-thousand tons. That’s still short of the gillnet quota of 8.3-thousand tons. The average roe percentage of Wednesday’s gillnet harvest was 11.9-percent. That’s the highest roe percentage recorded so far this season. At last report all 6 processors were still buying herring. The Togiak sac-roe herring fishery is currently open until further notice.

A fishing vessel looking for herring as part of the ongoing Togiak sac-roe herring fishery.
Credit Norm Van Vactor

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