Fisheries

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The investigation into the crash between a guided fishing boat and a floatplane that injured three people has not yet revealed a precise cause of the collision. KDLG’s Ben Matheson has the story:

It’s been another year of low king salmon numbers to many of the major river systems in Alaska. However, one of the biggest king runs in the state is doing quite well. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Mike Mason

This year’s Port Moller Test Fishery successfully predicted this year’s early run of sockeye to Bristol Bay according to some post season analysis that was released last week. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 20 and 21

Jul 22, 2013
Mike Mason

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 20 and 21 includes additional content not included in the Report for Friday, June 19.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Friday, July 19

Jul 19, 2013
Mike Mason

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Friday, July 19th includes an examination of the large price increase this season in the Bay.   We also check out some priorities for the pending reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Act and we'll explore the controversy surrounding Wal-Mart’s decision to only stock salmon carrying the MSC sustainability label. All of that and more in the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Friday, July 19th.

Mike Mason

Commercial fishermen in Bristol Bay hauled in another 53-thousand sockeye on Wednesday to push the season total to above 15.5-million fish.

Mike Mason

The commercial harvest of sockeye in Bristol Bay continues to dwindle day-by-day as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is pulling counting towers. Just 66-thousand sockeye were harvested Tuesday in Bristol Bay. 20-thousand fish were taken in the Naknek-Kvichak District, 13-thousand in the Ugashik District, 14-thousand in the Egegik District, 4-thousand in the Nushagak District, and 15-thousand in the Togiak District. The total Bay-wide harvest through Tuesday is over 15.4-million sockeye.

Fire Marshal Investigates Fatal Egegik Fire

Jul 17, 2013

Fire Investigators still don’t know exactly what started a fire on a fishing vessel that killed a Kipnuk fisherman and badly burned his two brothers.  KDLG’s Ben Matheson has the story.

Mike Mason

Another 94-thousand sockeye were harvested Monday in Bristol Bay as large portions of the setnet and driftnet fleets have wrapped up their effort for the season. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Mike Mason

The sockeye harvest in Bristol Bay is still over a million fish short of the harvest anticipated in the pre-season forecast.

Mike Mason

The sockeye run to Bristol Bay is likely to be about 4-million fish short of the pre-season forecast. However, commercial fishermen across Bristol Bay are celebrating a huge price increase this season. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Ben Matheson

A flatbed truck stacked high with frozen Bristol Bay sockeye salmon filets left the Peter Pan processing plant Monday. Fisherman and Peter Pan Seafood donated 6 thousand pounds of local fish that will be enjoyed in school lunchrooms in Southwest Alaska in the coming months. KDLG’s Ben Matheson has the story.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Sunday, July 14

Jul 14, 2013
Mike Mason

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Sunday, July 14 includes the latest information on the prices being offered by the major processors and an update on the response to the sunken tender Lone Star. We also tour the Icicle Wood River plant and hear about a new vessel that will be entering the Bering Sea long-line fleet. All of that and more in the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Sunday, July 14.

Mike Mason

A good portion of the catching power in Bristol Bay is gone as many fishermen are calling it a season. It looks like much of the fleet in the Nushagak District has called it quits as the boat-yards in Dillingham are filling up. The same is being seen in the other boat-yards in Naknek and King Salmon.

Mike Mason

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, July 13th includes the latest on the price for sockeye this season and an update on the response to the sunken fishing tender Lone Star in the mouth of the Igushik River. We also have a report on Silver Bay Seafood's entering the Bristol Bay market in 2014. All of that and more in the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, July 13th.  

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