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Commercial Herring Fisheries
Southeast Alaska & Yakutat

Regulations

Recorded Announcements: For recorded fishery information in Southeast Alaska
please see the Southeast Contacts page.

Fishery News Releases and Announcements


    There are no announcements for this fishery since January 1, 2018

Harvest

Sitka Seine Sac Roe

A summary of the Sitka Sound herring sac roe fishery, 1979–2017.

Year Forecast Biomass (tons) GHL (tons) Sac Roe Harvest (tons) Roe % Nautical Miles Spawn Spawning Biomass (tons)a Total Mature Biomass (tons)b Exvessel $ Value (millions)
1979 20,300 2,000 2,559 9.3 41.0 -- -- $5.60
1980 39,500 4,000 4,385 10.8 63.0 41,327 45,712 $2.15
1981 27,000 3,000 3,506 11.0 60.0 42,955 46,461 $2.38
1982 30,000 3,000 4,363 11.7 40.8 28,657 33,020 $3.20
1983 32,850 5,500 5,450 11.1 68.0 33,492 38,942 $5.03
1984 30,550 5,000 5,830 11.1 65.0 41,032 46,862 $3.73
1985 38,500 7,700 7,475 11.3 60.5 33,438 40,913 $7.88
1986 30,950 5,029 5,443 11.9 51.6 27,169 32,612 $7.41
1987 24,750 3,600 4,216 9.9 86.0 45,307 49,523 $4.40
1988 46,050 9,200 9,575 9.5 104.0 56,358 65,933 $4.17
1989 58,500 11,700 12,135 9.4 65.5 33,669 45,804 $1.18
1990 27,200 4,150 3,804 10.6 39.1 23,262 27,066 $7.95
1991 22,750 3,200 1,908 8.9 44.5 30,619 32,527 $0.21
1992 23,450 3,356 5,368 9.4 72.5 47,732 53,100 $1.37
1993 48,500 9,700 10,186 10.7 55.3 26,265 36,451 $3.48
1994 28,450 4,432 4,887 11.0 58.1 17,771 22,658 $3.63
1995 19,700 2,609 2,978 11.8 37.3 28,463 31,441 $3.93
1996 42,265 8,144 8,249 9.6 45.6 31,866 40,115 $14.35
1997 54,500 10,900 11,255 11.5 41.0 36,238 47,492 $4.73
1998 39,200 6,900 6,787 10.2 64.5 43,285 50,071 $1.65
1999 43,600 8,476 9,421 10.7 59.5 49,781 59,202 $4.91
2000 33,365 5,120 4,619 9.9 54.5 55,030 59,650 $2.67
2001 52,985 10,597 12,060 11.3 61.0 56,297 68,357 $5.79
2002 55,209 11,042 9,936 10.9 42.6 57,491 67,427 $4.44
2003 39,378 6,969 6,956 10.7 47.1 67,703 74,659 $3.20
2004 53,088 10,618 10,617 10.8 79.8 85,284 95,900 $5.16
2005 55,962 11,192 11,520 11.5 39.5 83,582 95,102 $6.12
2006 52,059 10,412 10,069 10.5 57.4 77,442 87,511 $2.64
2007 59,519 11,904 11,762 11.4 50.2 80,108 91,870 $5.70
2008 87,715 14,723 14,560 11.5 55.3 88,880 103,441 $8.90
2009 72,521 14,504 14,875 11.8 65.6 102,395 117,270 $12.70
2010 91,467 18,293 17,964 12.5 87.7 97,109 115,072 $12.10
2011 97,449 19,490 19,539 13.3 78.3 89,352 108,891 $5.17
2012 144,143 28,829 13,309 11.8 55.9 66,519 79,827 $8.50
2013 76,988 11,549 5,786 13.0 61.3 72,860 78,645 $4.44
2014 81,663 16,333 17,077 12.4 50.0 52,368 69,445 $3.05
2015 44,237 8,712 8,856 11.9 87.9 57,416 66,271 $2.19
2016 74,707 14,941 10,056 10.7 63.3 74,676 84,732 $2.20
2017 73,245 14,649 13,923 11.3 64.4 -- -- $4.29
a spawning biomass estimates taken from most recent ASA model run available
b total mature biomass = spawning biomass + harvest

Season Hobart/Houghton  Kah Shakes/Cat I.  Seymour Canal Other Total
GHL
(Tons)
Harvest
(Tons)
Permits GHL
(Tons)
Harvest
(Tons)
Permits GHL Harvest in tons Permits Tons Tons
1976 - - -   494 76 - -   -  283 777
1977 - - -   776 106 - -   -  211 987
1978 - - -   171 114   -    -    -  367 538
1979 - - -   524 90   -    -    -  - 524
1980 - - -   1,149 112   -    -    -  - 1,149
1981 - - -   1,871 111 600 615 98 - 2,486
1982 - - -   2,319 116   -    -    -  - 2,319
1983 - - -   3,113 122   -    -    -  33 3,113
1984 - - -   2,177 126 375 499 101 - 2,676
1985 - - -   2,159 120   -    -    -  - 2,159
1986 - - -   1,530 117 300 392 84 - 1,922
1987 - - -   1,452 117 400 302 88 - 1,754
1988 - - -   1,145 119 534 586 97 - 1,731
1989 - - -   595 85 332 541 103 - 1,136
1990 - - - -   -    -  312 359 70 - 359
1991 - - -   660 84 - - - - 660
1992 - - -   1,246 113 - - - - 1,246
1993 - - -   737 102 - - - - 737
1994 - - -   730 118 368 374 95 - 1,104
1995 - - -   610 112 316 319 88 - 929
1996 - - -   601 121 - - - - 601
1997 450 442 87   1,159 112 - - - 28 1,629
1998 258 351 53   616 84 633 585 72 - 1,552
1999 443 506 89 - - - 595 706 86 - 1,212
2000 - - - - - - 346 389 43 - 389
2001 - - - - - - 474 620 54 - 620
2002 - - - - - - 1,096 1,066 62 - 1,066
2003 - - - - - - 1,712 1,519 76 - 1,519
2004 - - - - - - 838 804 85 - 804
2005 223 204 48 - - - 894 945 61 - 1,149
2006 -   - - - - 1,508 1,187 39 - 1,187
2007 - $nbsp; - - - - 1,292 1,219 44 - 1,219
2008 462 306 59 - - - 1,205 1,208 60 - 1,514
2009 341 341 62 - - - 1,471 866 73 - 1,207
2010 345 302 47 - - - 657 710 54 - 1,012
2011 - - - - - - 835 c c - c
2012d - - - - - - 1,287 0 0 - 0
2013 - - - - - - 1,014 649 51 - 649
2014 - - - - - - 772 c c - c
2015 - - - - - - - - - - -
2016 - - - - - - - - - - -
2017 - - - - - - - - - - -
c Confidential data.
d Fishery was not opened

Northern Spawn on Kelp

A historical summary of northern Southeast herring spawn-on-kelp fisheries and total regional harvests and values, 1990–2017.

Hoonah

Year Hoonah Sound
Herring
GHL 
(tons)
SOK
Harvest
(tons)
Permit
Holders
Landing
Fishery
Exvessel
Value
1990 150 12 99 $201,348
1991 150 13.6 83 $193,715
1992 150 23.1 108 $453,152
1993 150 14.8 64 $542,080
1994 150 33.3 110 $1,683,396
1995 150 28.7 125 $1,175,460
1996 - - - -
1997 1,421 64.3 125 $920,000
1998 700 85.6 115 $1,000,000
1999 778 93.8 86 $1,005,529
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
2010 3,182 290.4 101 $2,580,517
2011 3,015 193.7 89 $1,820,952
2012 2,139 186.5 73 $4,033,078
2013 130 0 0 $ - 
2014 - - - -
2015 - - - -
2016 - - - -
2017 - - - -

Tenakee Inlet

Year Tenakee Inlet f
Herring
GHL
(tons)
Herring
GHL
for SOK
SOK
Harvest
(tons)
Permit
Holders
Landing
Fishery
Exvessel
Value
1990 f f f f f
1991 f f f f f
1992 f f f f f
1993 f f f f f
1994 f f f f f
1995 f f f f f
1996 f f f f f
1997 f f f f f
1998 f f f f f
1999 f f f f f
2000 f f f f f
2001 f f f f f
2002 f f f f f
2003 528 180 47.6 59 $580,500
2004 399 360 98.7 85 $891,000
2005 476 476 93.7 91 $512,900
2006 - - - - -
2007 - - - - -
2008 - - - - -
2009 875 621 64.1 83 $558,900
2010 583 58* 0 - -
2011 - - - - -
2012 - - - - -
2013 - - - - -
2014 501 272 84.4 71 $1,155,300
2015 - - - - -
2016 - - - - -
2017 - - - - -
f Tenakee Inlet SOK fishery was established by the BOF in 2003.
*At SOK GHL <100 tons, only open pounds allowed

Southeast Alaska

Year NSEAK Total SOK
SOK
Harvest
(tons)
Fishery
Exvessel
Value
1990 12 $201,348
1991 13.6 $193,715
1992 23.1 $453,152
1993 14.8 $542,080
1994 33.3 $1,683,396
1995 28.7 $1,175,460
1996 - -
1997 64.3 $920,000
1998 85.6 $1,000,000
1999 93.8 $1,005,529
2000 36 $587,568
2001 66.2 $1,005,997
2002 136.6 $2,000,000
2003 189.2 $2,509,786
2004 334.8 $2,962,347
2005 275.4 $1,630,468
2006 162.1 $1,943,422
2007 159.4 $4,491,071
2008 228.1 $5,221,568
2009 298.8 $2,891,414
2010 290.4 $2,580,517
2011 193.7 $1,820,952
2012 186.5 $4,033,078
2013 0 $0
2014 84.4 -
2015 - -
2016 - -
2017 - -

Southern Spawn on Kelp

Craig-Klawock
Year Herring GHL (tons) 

Herring GHL for SOK

SOK Harvest (tons) Permit Holders Landing Fishery Exvessel Value
1992 2,684 403 25.7 227 $180,000
1993 1,602 240 5.3 21 $47,882
1994 895 135 16.8 84 $364,199
1995 725 109 25.4 146 $1,000,000
1996 658 100 37.6 154 $1,490,000
1997 715 200 21.9 143 $270,306
1998 755 500 23.5 148 $152,203
1999 750 650 36 103 $212,121
2000 626 280 0 0  $                -  
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
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
2009 1,945 1,802 137.3 137 $1,256,777
2010 2,074 1,953 116.7 107 $884,715
2011 1,901 1,084 70 52 $728,147
2012 6,847 6,536 98.2 64 $2,099,002
2013 4,060 3,751 137.7 131 $3,099,002
2014 4,808 h h 138 h
2015 2,263 1,367 h 133 h
2016 1,590 692 h 129 h
2017 872 349 70 116 932,917
h Confidential Information

Ernest Sound i
Year Herring GHL (tons) 

Herring GHL for SOK

SOK Harvest (tons) Permit Holders Landing Fishery Exvessel Value
1992 a a a a a
1993 a a a a a
1994 a a a a a
1995 a a a a a
1996 a a a a a
1997 a a a a a
1998 a a a a a
1999 a a a a a
2000 a a a a a
2001 a a a a a
2002 a a a a a
2003 a a a a a
2004 875 831 56.1 64 $370,544
2005 - - - - -
2006 - - - - -
2007 - - - - -
2008 1,382 700 9.8 13 $202,395
2009 476 300 2.5 4 $24,423
2010 297 - - - -
2011 613 100–299 0 0 0
2012 272 - - - -
2013 341 100-299 64.6 81 $1,574,307
2014 1,073 700 + i 129 i
2015  -  - - - -
2016 - - - - -
2017 - - - - -
h Confidential data.
i Ernest Sound SOK fishery was established by the BOF in 2003; fishery first took place in 2004.

Year SSEAK Total SOK
SOK Harvest(tons) Fishery Exvessel Value
1992 25.7 $180,000
1993 5.3 $47,882
1994 16.8 $364,199
1995 25.4 $1,000,000
1996 37.6 $1,490,000
1997 21.9 $270,306
1998 23.5 $152,203
1999 36 $212,121
2000 0 $0
2001 26.9 $146,859
2002 41.7 $218,700
2003 69.2 $423,000
2004 105.4 $325,105
2005 118.2 $603,723
2006 29 $298,575
2007 44.5 $1,087,532
2008 158.3 $3,066,946
2009 139.8 $1,256,917
2010 116.7 $884,715
2011 70 $728,147
2012 98.2 $2,099,002
2013 202.3 $3,099,204
2014 h h
2015 h h
2016 h h
2017 70 932,917
h Confidential data.


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