Herring Limit Jumps After ADF&G Adjusts Ages

It could be a record year, at least in volume, for the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. A forecast released last week predicts the biggest harvest ever, at 29,000 tons.

That number is called the guideline harvest level, or GHL, and this year’s number is a big change from last year’s. But Sitka’s local tribal government is calling the number “irresponsible.”

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Ed Ronco is a reporter at KCAW in Sitka.