Data from egg sampling surveys often contain a large proportion of zeros. We examine the time and location of collected walleye pollock egg counts from the western Gulf of Alaska, from Kodiak Island to Unimah Pass, in the years 1978-2000. We take the excessive number of zeros in the data into account by taking a two stage modelling approach, resulting in a zero-inflated hierarchical space-time model. The binary (presence/absence of zeros) process is directly linked to the underlying intensity process. Hence, the latter process influences both the presence of zeros and the amount of eggs in non-zero observations. We fit our model for each year, and compare the underlying intensities over the years within regions of the sampled area.