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No New Ketchikan Herring Spawn Mapped Wednesday


April 8, 2004

An aerial survey was conducted Wednesday morning at 6:00 am. According to information released by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, no new herring spawn was mapped Wednesday morning. There was no fishing announced for Wednesday.

Tuesday four gillnet samples were taken in the area. ADF&G reported no immature roe in the samples.

The R/V Kestrel has left the Ketchikan area to begin herring spawn dive surveys in the Craig/Klawock area. ADF&G will be using the F/V Barbara K for the duration of the season in the West Behm Canal area.

An aerial survey was planned for Wednesday afternoon, however no information is available regarding if it was completed not the results, if any.

An aerial survey is planned for Thursday morning at approximately 6:00 am. Quoting a news release, the ADF&G will update the fishing fleet by 8:00 am.



Source of News Release:

Alaska Department of Fish & Game
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