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Sitka Seine Sac Roe

Year Forecast
Biomass
GHL (tons) Sac Roe
Harvest (tons)
Roe % Nautical Miles
Spawn
Spawn Biomass
(tons)1
Total Run
(tons)
Exvessel
$ Value
Millions
2000 33,365 5,120 4,813 9.9 55 57,709 62,522 $2.67
2001 52,985 10,597 11,972 10.9 61 68,223 80,195 $5.79
2002 55,209 11,042 9,789 10.9 43 51,970 61,759 $4.44
2003 39,319 6,969 7,051 10.7 47 69,477 76,528 $3.20
2004 53,088 10,618 10,490 10.8 80 81,437 91,927 $5.16
2005 55,962 11,192 11,366 11.4 40 78,615 89,981 $6.12
2006 52,059 10,412 9,967 10.5 57 79,243 89,210 $2.64
2007 59,519 11,904 11,571 11.4 50 73,711 85,282 $5.70
2008 87,715 14,723 14,386 11.6 55 70,183 84,569 $8.90
2009 72,521 14,504 14,776 11.8 65 79,862 94,638 $10.60
1 Spawning biomass estimates are hindcast from 2008 ASA model run.

Set Gillnet Sac Roe

  Hobart/Houghton  Seymour Canal Total
Season tons permits tons permits tons
Oct1999 - Sep00 -   389 43 389
Oct2000 - Sep01 -   620 54 620
Oct2001 - Sep02 -   1,066 62 1,066
Oct2002 - Sep03 -   1,519 76 1,519
Oct2003 - Sep04 -   804 85 804
Oct2004 - Sep05 204 48 945 61 1,150
Oct2005 - Sep06 -   1,187 39 1,187
Oct2006 - Sep07 -   1,219 44 1,219
Oct2007 - Sep08 302 59 1,208 60 1,510
Oct2008 - Sep09 341 62 866 73 1,208

Northern Spawn on Kelp

Year Hoonah Sound
Herring
GHL
(tons)
SOK
Harvest
(tons)
Permit
Holders
Landing
Fishery
Exvessel
Value
2000 359 36 84 $587,568
2001 366 66.2 87 $1,005,997
2002 1,264 136.6 98 $2,000,000
2003 427 141.6 108 $1,929,286
2004 1,207 236.1 107 $2,071,347
2005 728 181.7 94 $1,117,568
2006 669 162.1 79 $1,943,422
2007 681 159.4 91 $4,491,071
2008 2,238 228.1 101 $5,221,568
2009 2,238 234.7 101 $2,332,514
Year Tenakee Inlet
Herring
GHL 
(tons)
Herring
GHL for
SOK
SOK
Harvest
(tons)
Permit
Holders
Landing
Fishery
Exvessel
Value
2000  
2001  
2002  
2003 528 180 47.6 59 $580,500
2004 399 360 98.7 85 $981,464
2005 476 476 93.7 91 $512,900
2006 - - - - -
2007 - - - - -
2008 - - - - -
2009 875 621 64.1 83 $558,900
Year SE Region Total SOK
SOK
Harvest
(tons)
Fishery
Exvessel
Value
2000 36 $587,568
2001 93.1 $1,152,856
2002 178.3 $2,218,700
2003 258.4 $2,932,786
2004 440.2 $3,748,355
2005 393.6 $2,234,191
2006 191.1 $2,241,997
2007 203.9 $5,578,603
2008 386.5 $8,490,751
2009 438.5 $4,280,698

Southern Spawn on Kelp

Year Craig-Klawock
Herring
GHL 
(tons)
Herring
GHL for
SOK
SOK
Harvest
(tons)
Permit
Holders
Landing
Fishery
Exvessel
Value
Herring
GHL 
(tons)
2000 626 280 - - -  
2001 1,058 914 26.9 51 $146,859  
2002 952 852 41.7 89 $218,700  
2003 630 528 69.2 118 $423,000  
2004 1,754 1,579 49.3 95 $325,000 875
2005 2,217 1,667 118.2 70 $603,723 -
2006 1,955 1,266 29 34 $298,575 -
2007 1,860 1,284 44.5 47 $1,087,532 -
2008 1,945 1,380 148.5 122 $3,066,788 1,382
2009 1,945 1,802 137.3 137 $1,256,777 476
Year Ernest Sound
Herring
GHL for
SOK
SOK
Harvest
(tons)
Permit
Holders
Landing
Fishery
Exvessel
Value
2000        
2001        
2002        
2003        
2004 831 56.1 64 $370,544
2005 - - - -
2006 - - - -
2007 - - - -
2008 700 9.8 13 $202,395
2009 300 2.5 4 $24,423


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