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Sitka sac roe herring to be fished cooperatively this year


PETERSBURG – The Sitka sac roe herring fishery will be done cooperatively this year, with processing completed in Sitka alone, meaning no fish tax for Petersburg.

“This is an industry initiated cooperative,” Dave Gordon, area management biologist at the Department of Fish and Game, said of the co-op.

He added that the sac roe herring market is “very poor right now,” and that the decision was made to eliminate competition and risk — to lower costs to “make it worthwhile to go after the product.”

“The quota this year is quite small,” said Patrick Wilson, Petersburg Fisheri...

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