Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018

The season harvest to the Nushagak District has topped a million sockeye!

Maggie Bursch (middle) with her crew on the F/V Georgette Rose. She talks about her poems and reads a few on tonight's Bristol Bay Fisheries Report!
Credit Mitch Borden/KDLG

The Nushagak District was the only one with nets in the water Sunday. The fleet brought in 475,000 fish. Total Nushagak Harvest so far is 1.2 million.

On tonight's show, Dr. Curry Cunningham with the University of Washington's Fisheries Research Institute helps put numbers we are seeing this season -- catch, escapement and Port Moller numbers -- in context. He says that the run on both the east and west sides of Bristol Bay is shaping up roughly as predicted. 

Also, Maggie Bursch writes the rythms of life during the fishing season into her poetry and shares a few.

Catch this program nightly at 6 p.m., 10 p.m., and 2 a.m. on AM 670, and online at (With early broadcasts Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.)

Letters from home to your friends and family in the Bay this summer? Email us at, or call 907-842-5281. 

Have feedback, suggestions of something you'd like to hear? Pictures to share? Reach Avery Lill / Izzy Ross / Austin Fast / or Mitch Borden (in Naknek)

So far the run timing to Bristol Bay is tracking with the UW-FRI's forecast.
Credit University of Washington Fisheries Research Institute

Looking for more information on the daily numbers? You can go online to the University of Washington Fisheries Research Institute's Daily Update to track how in season run numbers are tracking with their preseason forecast. 

Subsistence nets are catching salmon in Naknek.
Credit Mitch Borden
Throwback to a gorgeous sunset in the Nushagak outside of Clark's Point, circa 2013.
Credit Bruce Ilutsik