Winter seining is a stable source of income for these fishermen and is usually practiced between December and April. In 2020, however, extremely warm weather has prevented the seining, which requires good ice cover and strength, from starting.
In 1968 the fishery started on 8th November. In 2012, the worst season to date, the first fishing commenced 12th February. In 2020 first harvest may start in first week of March, if the ice allows.
This winter, seining days lost to poor ice conditions have been spent repairing gear, learning traditional knowledge and focusing on gill-netting burbot (lota lota), a February spawner and a seasonal delicacy.