Sitka herring measures near 10-year average

May 06, 2013 -- 9:30am


- SITKA, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says the miles of Sitka Sound herring spawn this year was near the 10-year average. Area management biologist Dave Gordon says spawn was measured at 61.4 nautical miles. That's just more than the 55.9 miles recorded in 2012 and slightly under the recent 10-year average of 61.7 miles. The Sitka Daily Sentinel reports miles of spawn is one of the figures that determines the spawning biomass. The department also measures width of spawn and egg deposition for biomass.

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