April 3, 2004
The gillnet fishery has not been place on any type of notice as of Friday and another aerial survey will be done Saturday morning. The R/V Kestral is expected in the West Behm Canal area by Sunday evening.
A survey was also done in the Duke Island/Cat Island/Mary Island area. No herring or spawn were seen. The Kah Shakes mainland shore was not surveyed Friday due to weather conditions.
An aerial survey was also conducted in the West Behm Canal Thursday and active spawn was mapped along the Vallenar By/South Vallenar Point shoreline. According to information released, approximately 1.5 miles of spawn was mapped.
Thursday no herring or spawn were seen in the rest of the Behm Canal area, although sea lions were seen along the Bond Bay shoreline.
An update is expected to be issued by noon Saturday.
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