Togiak herring catch is coming up short

The Togiak sac roe herring season closes for seiners at 10 o'clock tonight. Gillnetters, however, can keep fishing.

The seine fleet has caught 13,084 tons of herring, representing 86.4 percent of its allocation, the Department of Fish and Game reports.

Gillnetters are running way behind, having caught 2,870 tons or 44.2 percent of their allocation.

With a grand total of 15,954 tons taken, it would appear the harvest won't reach the preseason quota of 21,622 tons.

But maybe that will prove to be a good thing in terms of price.