• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
37s

Sitka herring opener concludes within 45 minutes

By Associated Press 12:52 PM March 31, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – In less than an hour Saturday, the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery came to an end with nearly 4,000 tons harvested just offshore from downtown Sitka.

KCAW reports (http://bit.ly/1rYWfJ6) it took only 45 minutes Saturday afternoon for the 48 permit holders to bring in the massive catch. It brought this year’s total catch to 17,200 tons. It was 900 tons over the guideline harvest level, according to preliminary estimates by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

For the last two years, seiners failed to reach the harvest limits.

Final harvest numbers will be known once processing is completed.

___

Information from: KCAW-FM, http://www.kcaw.org

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest Stories

  • News

    Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest face increased wildfire threat

    by Associated Press on May 02, 11:04

    Fire forecasters say Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest will face an increased threat of wildfires this summer. The National Interagency Fire Center released its outlook for the spring and summer on Sunday. It says most of the country will face normal or below-normal wildfire problems. That’s welcome news after last year, when a record 15,800 […]

  • Politics

    Coghill recommending lawmakers drop Medicaid suit

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on May 02, 9:09

    The majority leader of the Alaska Senate says he has recommended that lawmakers drop their lawsuit challenging Gov. Bill Walker’s authority to expand Medicaid on his own. Sen. John Coghill says the issue has gotten wrapped up in the politics surrounding Medicaid expansion. He says the issue adds to the contention as lawmakers try to […]

  • News

    Stolen car found crashed in tree on Bragaw

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 02, 8:22

    The Anchorage Police Department is searching for a woman who allegedly stole a car then crashed into a tree on Bragaw Street early Monday morning. APD Sgt. Ty Witte said officers were dispatched to the crash and realized the Honda Pilot was stolen once they arrived on scene. He said according to a witness the […]

  • DayBreak

    Goats, sheep, pigs, oh my!: Getting the hang of hobby farming in Anchorage

    by Sierra Starks on May 02, 7:57

    Hobby farming for Delinda Witman began “on a whim.” “I started with seven chickens,” Witman recalled. “It was in Wasilla, and someone was selling them. And I picked them up … and that’s it. No coop, no nothing.” Her small band of birds then expanded to ducks, geese and quail, all nestled in their own […]

  • Politics

    Alaska GOP wraps up convention in Fairbanks

    by Liz Raines on May 02, 6:58

    The Alaska Republican Party convention wrapped up in Fairbanks on Sunday after drawing nearly 400 people to the Golden Heart City. Attendees spent hours in committee meetings, debating party rules, principles, and the political future. “It’s painful, it’s arduous, it’s time consuming, at times it’s frustrating,” said Bruce Schulte, an Anchorage district chairman. “But it’s essential.” […]

  • News

    For disabled veterans, fly fishing fuels healing

    by Eric Ruble on May 01, 18:43

    A program teaching fishing skills is helping military veterans overcome physical and mental obstacles associated with combat trauma. Like many of the people gathered in a room at the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery Sunday morning, Todd Green used to know nothing about fly fishing. But before the end of the day, the Army […]

  • Lifestyle

    Anchorage man turns kitchen into philanthropy factory

    by Eric Ruble on May 01, 18:29

    Ira Edwards seems to have more hours in the day than everyone else. When he’s not working for the state, he spends his time hunting, skiing, gardening and, most recently, getting his new business of the ground. RoosterSkier Brand is the name of his recently expanded line of products made by hand in the kitchen […]

  • Crime

    Trial for man accused of killing troopers to begin day after anniversary of shooting

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 17:38

    May 1 marked the second anniversary of the deaths of Alaska State Troopers Sgt. Patrick “Scott” Johnson and Gabe Rich, who were shot in Tanana while responding to a call from the local village public safety officer. The man accused of killing them, 22-year-old Nathanial Kangas, is scheduled to begin trial on May 2 in […]