Sitka Sound Herring Quota Announcement

The Alaska Dept of Fish and Game announced the preliminary guideline harvest level (GHL) for the 2010 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is 18,866 tons.  This GHL is based on a 20% harvest rate of the forecast biomass of 94,332 tons of mature herring.   ADFG will release a final announcement of the 2010 GHL after further sampling in January.

Full news release can be viewed on the ADFG website at:

http://documents.cf1.adfg.state.ak.us/AdfgDocument.po?DOCUMENT=21683

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