NANAIMO – The fast and furious herring season is coming to a screeching halt. Fishboat crews have already reached the gillnet herring quota. Boats have pulled in 6,300 tonnes of herring off the coast of Vancouver Island. Now only seine nets are hitting the water and looking to pull in the final loads of the season.
Crew of the Viking Sunrise are dumping their load in French Creek and heading back out. The fish industry is at its finest right now in French Creek. “You know I can’t see it going past Sunday. If they are catching it now, we should be all wrapped up by tomorrow,” says the French Creek Seafood’s manager Tammy Moilliet. Gillnet herring ended last night but seine fishing will continue for a few more days.
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