Sarah Grace Durrance

40.2 million: ADF&G forecasts a ‘return to normal’ for Bristol Bay sockeye in 2019

After a couple of record breaking years in Bristol Bay, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting the 2019 sockeye salmon season will be slightly below the 10-year-average and slightly above the long-term average.

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Sarah Grace Durrance

Nushagak and Naknek-Kvichak Advisory Committees will oppose permit stacking

The Alaska Board of Fisheries will take up 47 proposals at the Bristol Bay Finfish meeting in Dillingham this November. As the Nushagak and Naknek-Kvichak Fish and Game Advisory Committees decided which proposals they will support, permit stacking and subsistence regulations weighed heavily in the discussions.

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The Dillingham man was charged on Tuesday with drug possession for the second time in two months. 

 

New catch limits mean more cod for small boats

Oct 30, 2018

Small boats fishing for cod in state waters are getting more of the Bering Sea quota, thanks to a recent Alaska Board of Fisheries decision. Some stakeholders, including the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, are voicing concern.

Sally Benedict

This month, the students at Rocky Mountain School in Goodnews Bay have started reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Yup’ik.

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The victim told police that Byron Johnson, 33, drove her to Aleknagik and held her in his car and punched her repeatedly for multiple days.

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services conducted a survey in September. It found that the Kanakanak Hosptial pharmacy's practices put patients at risk of adverse health effects and death.
 

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In a press release, BBAHC acknowledged that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services had visited the hospital to address issues at the pharmacy. 

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The Curyung Tribal Council is requesting a copy of a survey they say was conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham.

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The United Tribes of Bristol Bay announced its endorsement on Tuesday, citing the candidates' support for salmon habitat protection.

LaRece Egli

The NN Cannery in Naknek was in operation almost continuously from 1895 until 2015. In early October, 19 students at Bristol Bay High School took part in a digital workshop to document stories of the people who worked there.

 

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