Kodiak Area Herring Season Slower than Expected

The herring season in the Kodiak archipelago is slower than expected.

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by Associated Press

KODIAK- The herring season in the Kodiak archipelago is slower than expected.
   
The Kodiak Daily Mirror (http://is.gd/wR0YIc ) says the herring quota is 5,410 tons. Of that, only about 4,000 tons of herring had been harvested as of Monday.
   
Forty boats were signed up for the fishery before its April 15 opening. Only 10 boats remain, with the rest going to the Togiak herring fishery.
   
Kodiak city councilman and processing plant manager Gabriel Saravia says that by the end of April in past years, the season is almost over.
   
Alaska Department of Fish and Game forecasters were optimistic before the season began.
   
A poor herring harvest in the Sitka Sound meant higher prices, which encouraged more fishermen to go to Kodiak's herring harvest than any year since 1997.
 

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