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Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, Kusko fishermen get another salmon opening; herring is kinda slow in the Aleutians, and the Canadians are the latest to airlift salmon. All that, and a blast from the Alaska Fisheries Report past. We had help from KYUK’s Daysha Eaton in Bethel, KUCB’s Lauren Rosenthal in Unalaska, KTOO’s Lisa Phu in Juneau, KFSK’s Joe Viechnicki in Petersburg and KMXT student intern Yasent Oliver in Kodiak.

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, there is  still herring quota available in Togiak Bay, the Southeast winter troll season set a record, and there could be more strife out on the Y-K Delta this year. We had help from KDLG’s Mike Mason in Dillingham, KCAW’s Robert Woolsey in Sitka, KYUK’s Ben Matheson in Bethel, and KTOO’s Casey Kelly in Juneau.

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, a Washington based fishing company is reminded not to drag in the Eastern Gulf, there was a pretty good payday during the second round of pollock roe auctions in Seattle, and there’ll be more information about marine science than you ever imagined presented at a symposium in Kodiak this week. All that, plus the herring focus is starting to shift to the west. We had help from KMXT’s Brianna Gibbs in Kodiak, Seafood.com’s John Sackton in Lexington, Mass., and KDLG’s Mike Mason in Dillingham.

Kodiak Sac Roe Herring Season Underway

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One section has already closed in the Kodiak area sac roe herring season that opened Tuesday. In an announcement, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed the Outer Kiliuda Bay Section of the Eastside District yesterday at 11:10 a.m., for the remainder of the season.
The fishery kicked off at noon on Tuesday for both gillnet and purse seine fishermen.
Unlike more well-known fisheries such as Sitka Sound and Togiak Bay, the Kodiak area has several dozen bays, each with their own guideline harvest level and gear type restrictions. Some sections are open until further notice, others are on nine- and three-hour alternating schedules, and a couple haven’t even opened yet.
Test fishing began in the combined Village Islands/Uganik Bay sections and the Danger Bay section on Tuesday, and Fish and Game says they will be opened by emergency order from the management biologist on the grounds when test fishing detects fishable amounts of good quality herring, meaning their size and roe percentage. Those fisheries may be extremely short in duration for seine gear – perhaps as little as 10 minutes.
Here’s the link to the latest herring announcement from Fish and Game to help you sort it all out.

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week, fisheries in the far west may see less restrictions after another look at what’s causing the Steller sea lion decline in the Aleutians, they’re going to give seining for pollock a try around Kodiak, and what it’s like smack in the middle of the barely controlled frenzy that is a Sitka Sound sac roe herring opening, all coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from KUCB’s Lauren Rosenthal in Unalaska, KCAW’s Rachel Waldholz in Sitka and KDLG’s Mike Mason in Dillingham.

The Alaska Fisheries Report

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Coming up this week: herring, herring, herring. And, No Fish Tax For You! All that and more this week, on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help this week from KDLG’s Mike Mason in Dillingham, KCAW’s Rachel Waldholz in Sitka, and KUAC’s Dan Bross in Fairbanks.