Southeast Alaska / Yakutat Area
Subsistence Fishing


aerial view of a Ketchikan boat harbor

Ongoing research: The subsistence harvest of herring spawn in Sitka, Alaska. Project summary – Working cooperatively with the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, the primary goal of this project is to produce estimates of subsistence harvests of herring eggs-on-hemlock-branches by harvesters in Sitka Sound. Through face-to-face interviews of harvesters, the project will produce estimates of (1) the total pounds of herring eggs-on-hemlock-branches harvested and, (2) the total pounds of herring eggs harvested on kelp, seaweed and other substrate. There is also a wide diversity of other projects detailing the subsistence harvest of resources. These include the following technical papers which can be found under Data and Reports: