Sitka Herring Industry Could Top $12 Million Again

Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka

Sitka’s spring herring fishery appears on course to top $12-million for the second year in a row. Area management biologist Dave Gordon told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday that the 2011 harvest could exceed last year’s take of nearly 18,000 tons. Gordon offered an unusual look behind the scenes at one of the state’s most lucrative fisheries.

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