With the herring spawn starting in Sitka Sound, the Fish & Game is quickly developing plans for a third commercial seine opening — possibly today.
Fish and Game would be rebuilding the Crystal Lake hatchery facility destroyed in a fire earlier this month.
The Sitka herring fishery had its first opening yesterday afternoon.
Petersburg residents have started a letter writing campaign to urge the state to reconstruct the Crystal Lake hatchery facilities destroyed by fire earlier this month.
The multi-million dollar Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery could open as early as the end of this week.
Southeast Alaska commercial crab boats caught around 1.25 million pounds of Tanner crab last month, the biggest catch in over a decade.
The head of the FDA told a U.S. Senate committee today her agency is still working on its review of an application to produce a genetically modified salmon.
The United States and four other Arctic nations have tentatively agreed to prevent commercial fishing in the high Arctic.
Fire destroyed a salmon incubation building and over a million eggs at Crystal Lake Hatchery on Mitkof Island south of Petersburg early Tuesday morning.
Local Boundary Commission already considered Juneau issues during review of Petersburg Borough's petition