Seiners are arriving to Sitka, and that means the start of the Sitka Sound Sac Roe herring fishery is around the corner. 

State fishery managers did their first aerial survey on Sunday, covering an area from Biorka Island to Krestof Sound. No spawn or schools of fish were observed during the first survey, but predators were observed along the Kruzof Island shoreline, and humpback whales were counted in the waters between Inner Point and Hayward Strait and in deeper water west of the Siginaka Islands. 

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