Togiak Herring

Courtesy of the ADF&G

Alaska Department of Fish & Game biologists are predicting an early herring harvest for the Togiak sac roe herring fishery.

Herring fishery continues as some prep for halibut

Apr 26, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG News

A week into a challenging Togiak herring fishery, some fishermen are ready for halibut season.

2016 Togiak Herring forecast similar to 2015

Mar 18, 2016
Courtesy Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Plenty of herring expected in Togiak this spring, despite continuing "doom and gloom" for the market.

Togiak Herring Forecast Released

Oct 17, 2014
ADF&G

It looks like the largest herring fishery in Alaska could get a little bigger next year based on a larger forecast and bigger harvest quota. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued the 2015 Togiak Herring Forecast on Thursday.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Alaska’s largest herring fishery suffered a significant loss in value this year as the grounds price for herring was cut in half. KDLG’s Mike Mason took a look at the just released season summary for this report.

Togiak Sac Roe Herring Fishery Closed

May 15, 2014

The 2014 Togiak sac-roe herring fishery is officially closed. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game ordered the closure on Wednesday after all of the processors stopped buying fish.

Norm Van Vactor

Alaska’s largest herring fishery is essentially over despite that fact that the fishery is open until further notice. The total harvest in this year’s Togiak sac-roe herring fishery is over 24-thousand tons, which is still short of the 27.8-thousand ton quota available to fishermen.

Thorey Munro

The Togiak sac-roe herring fishery keeps chugging right along. Another 1.3-thousand tons of herring were harvested Saturday to push the season total to just over 23-thousand tons. That still short of the total quota of 27.8-thousand tons.

Norm Van Vactor

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.

Norm Van Vactor

Commercial fishermen participating in the ongoing Togiak sac-roe herring fishery are still finding harvestable fish and so far no one has gone home. On Tuesday over 1.9-thousand tons of herring were harvested and the roe percentage of the fish harvested by the gillnet fleet was 11.86-percent. That’s the highest percentage recorded so far in the fishery, which is in its second week.

Tim Sands

Commercial fishermen participating in the ongoing Togiak sac-roe herring fishery still have a lot of fish to catch if they are going to approach this year’s quota. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the update.

Celeste Novak

Fishermen participating in the ongoing Togiak sac-roe herring fishery have finally started harvesting herring. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

Thorey Munro

The Togiak sac-roe herring fishery has gotten off to a very slow start with no harvest reported during the first 2 days of open fishing. The fishery officially opened up Sunday night at 6 after biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game documented the 35-thousand tons of herring necessary to allow the commercial fishery to proceed. Fish and Game reports that no herring were harvested Sunday or Monday. However, Area Management Biologist Tim Sands believes fishermen finally started taking some fish on Tuesday. KDLG news spoke with Sands Tuesday afternoon.

Thorey Munro

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game planned to take their first survey flight of the Togiak District on Thursday to look for signs of herring in the District. However, the Department took a look early based in part on a pilot report of fish spotted in the shallows of Togiak Bay on Sunday. Tim Sands is the Area Management Biologist for the upcoming Togiak sac-roe herring fishery. He confirms that Tuesday’s survey didn’t turn up any signs of herring, sea lions, or grey whales.

Thorey Munro

The largest herring fishery in Alaska is the Togiak sac-roe herring fishery and many stakeholders in the fishery are preparing for an early start. That includes the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this preview.

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