Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s suit over state’s herring management is resolved

Sitka Tribe of Alaska filed suit against Fish and Game in 2018 over the department’s management of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery.

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Gillnetters will get first shot at record-forecast of Togiak herring

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game projects a biomass of 236,700 tons — the highest forecast since 1993, when the state started to use its current forecasting method.

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Another poor sockeye season predicted for Cook Inlet

Last year’s sockeye run was the lowest since 1971, at 4.36 million fish. Commercial fishermen saw a harvest of 700,000 salmon in 2020, over 1 million short of the preseason projections.

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