Pacific Herring Spawning and Fishery Update Week of January 12, 2015

Spawning Update:
Over the past weekend herring were observed spawning on the Marin shoreline along Paradise Cove to Bluff Point near Tiburon. The spawn lasted for several days with additional spawn occurring in Keil Cove and Belvedere Cove.

Fishery Update:
The Herring Eggs on Kelp fishery opened December 1, 2014 with a quota of 19.7 tons but no permits are currently active. The gill net fishery opened on January 1, 2015 at 5:00pm with a quota of 2,302 tons. A small number of commercial vessels are currently intending to fish, however as of this update no landings have been made. Recreational fishing (cast-netting) was reported at Paradise Beach County Park.

Other News:
The Sausalito Herring Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Gabrielson Park.