The State Board of Fisheries reversed course on Sunday and agreed to allow Petersburg commercial fisherman John Jensen to participate in board discussions and votes on the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. Jensen is one of two board members from Southeast Alaska on the seven-person state Board of Fish. The board is holding a 10-day meeting in Ketchikan to decide Southeast fin fish regulations.
Board allows Jensen to vote on herring issues
Elected Council Member Sam Bergeron resigned his position recently because of a work conflict. When a Council member resigns in the middle of a term, those remaining on the Council appoint a temporary replacement who fills the seat until the next regular election. more