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Preliminary forecasts of catch and stock abundance for 1994 Alaska Herring Fisheries.Regional Information Report 5J995-13, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, Alaska.

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The Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) sac roe harvest in Alaska for 1994 is projected to be 55,105 tons (1 ton = 2,000 lbs). Herring food and bait harvests for 1994 are projected to be 4,393 tons. Herring spawn- on-pound-kelp fisheries are expected to produce 74 tons of product and spawn-on-wild-kelp harvests are expected to produce an additional 220 tons. The 1993 herring harvest had an estimated value to fishermen of $20,652,185. Of the total 1993 value, sac roe fisheries contributed $16,178,604, spawn-on-pound-kelp fisheries $2,388,275, foodlbait fisheries $1,638,446, and spawn-on-wild-kelp fisheries $446,860. KEY WORDS: Herring, Clupea pallasi, herring harvest projection, herring stock assessment, herring sac roe fishery, herring food and bait fishery, herring spawn-on-kelp fishery
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... In 1995, the Alaskan salmon harvest soared to over 217 million fish (Savikko 1996 ). Historically, the herring harvest in Alaska has fluctuated dramatically , with peaks (in the 1930s and around 1970) of over 140,000 tons (Funk 1993). Herring harvests in Southeast Alaska between 1980 and 1990 ranged from 6000 t o 13,000 tons of fish (Funk 1993), or roughly 50-100 million herring. ...
... Historically, the herring harvest in Alaska has fluctuated dramatically , with peaks (in the 1930s and around 1970) of over 140,000 tons (Funk 1993). Herring harvests in Southeast Alaska between 1980 and 1990 ranged from 6000 t o 13,000 tons of fish (Funk 1993), or roughly 50-100 million herring. To these catch estimates must be added the sometimes substantial numbers of fish caught in other fisheries ( " bycatch " ) and those remaining fish that actually arrived on the spawning grounds. ...
... Estimates of extinct or at-risk stocks farther north range from 20% for British Columbia and Yukon (Slaney et al. 1996) to less than 2 % for Southeast Alaska (Baker et al. 1996 ), but these estimates are probably on the low side, because they exclude many stocks that may have been affected before systematic records were kept, as well as small stocks that contribute little to commercial harvests. The harvest levels for herring appear to be lower (i.e., 10-20% of the estimated numbers present in Southeast Alaska; Funk 1993 ). However, even for herring , local lore and sketchy records indicate declines in the amount of shoreline that is used by spawning herring. ...
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