The Alaska Department of Fish and Game decided NOT to wait for a two-hour notice at 8 p.m. to open the Seymour Canal gillnet herring sac roe fishery. It is now scheduled to open at 3 p.m. today.

The state department says they consulted with participating processors and fleet, and agreed that an earlier opening time is appropriate to maximize fishing opportunity.

Department staff will be on the grounds tonight to monitor progress of the fishery and all further announcements concerning this fishery will be made on the grounds from the R/V Medeia.