The group advocates for herring and subsistence harvesters, and calls into question the state’s management of the commercial herring fishery.
Herring stocks in Sitka Sound are on the rebound, according to state scientists tracking the data. But subsistence users are skeptical.
Petersburg fishermen and processors joined with other commercial interests to remind the board of the economic importance of the annual springtime export.
A decades old debate is gaining traction over the stability of Sitka’s herring population.