Boatyards around Bristol Bay are filling up again as vessels haul out for winter. As KDLG's Austin Fast met folks getting ready to hit the water in June, he noticed the word "family" kept popping up for those boatyard friendships out-of-staters form in Alaska.
The United Tribes of Bristol Bay commissioned a poll to identify where Bristol Bay residents stand on Pebble Mine. A majority of respondents said they oppose the mine and worry the project will endanger the region’s sockeye run.
When they flew an aerial survey today, ADF&G did not observe oil sheen coming from the wreckage of the tender that sank near Clark's Point Wednesday. Commercial fishing in the district could open as early as 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Vibrant remnants of this weekend’s color run are still scattered up and down Lake Road in Dillingham. KDLG’s Austin Fast joined the crowd and has this report on the larger health message behind this fun event.
At 4 p.m. the Alaska Department of Fish and Game recieved reports that people in Igushik could see and smell fuel on the water. In response, the Igushik Section of the Nushagak District will close to commercial fishing at 6 p.m.
The aluminum and wooden building continued to smolder into the evening. It was a building that was repossessed by the city from its previous owner in 2015 and was used mainly for storage. No injuries or damage to boats have been reported.
Bristol Bay’s strong salmon returns stand in stark contrast to other parts of Alaska where the fish have trickled in slowly or seemingly not at all. Statewide, though, fish of all species are coming in smaller. Here's why.
A man is still missing and fuel is leaking from the wreckage after the F/V Pacific Knight sank near Clark's Point on Wednesday. This afternoon, ADF&G closed commercial fishing in the Nushagak District due to risk of spilled fuel contaminating fish and fishing gear.
The United States Coast Guard recieved a report this morning: The F/V Pacific Knight, a 58-foot seiner and long liner operating as tender in Bristol Bay, capsized near Clark's Point. One person is missing.