Area M

Courtesy Alaska Department of Fish and Game

To the west of Bristol Bay, Area M fishermen are still hauling in fish offshore from the Alaska Peninsula.

Courtesy Alaska Department of Fish and Game

A recent study said that no matter how far from shore an Area M fisherman fishes, the majority of his sockeye catch in the Outer Port Heiden section is likely to be headed to Bristol Bay.

Fish board adopts new erosion criteria

Mar 1, 2016

The state fish board has a new policy to help when tasked with considering changes to commercial setnet sites after erosion takes its toll.

Fish board rejects most Alaska Peninsula changes

Mar 1, 2016
Courtesy of Aleutians East Borough

Few changes on the way for Alaska Peninsula salmon fisheries after triennial Board of Fish meeting.

Chignik fishery changes on BOF agenda

Feb 24, 2016
Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Chignik fishermen are asking the state Board of Fisheries to increase the focus on pink and chum salmon management in their area.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Who is catching whose fish? That's the question that'll be left to the state Board of Fisheries to sort out at its meeting in Anchorage this week.

Bristol Bay fishermen weigh in on Area M changes

Feb 10, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Local fishermen say several proposals up for discussion at the state Board of Fisheries'  Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Island and Chignik meeting this month could affect the sockeye that return to Bristol Bay.

Board to discuss Bristol Bay boundary change

Dec 3, 2015

The proposals up for discussion at the state Board of Fisheries meeting this week include some that would move the fishery near Port Heiden into the Bristol Bay fishery.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 5, 2015

Jun 5, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Tonight we continue our series with fisheries managers. Matthew Keyse talks about Alaska Peninsula management.

Mike Mason

This year’s sockeye harvest in the North Peninsula Area just to the South of Bristol Bay has been very low as much of the area is closed to commercial fishing effort. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

During their just completed Area M meeting the Alaska Board of Fisheries considered some changes to the amount of gear that fishermen can use in the Northern District of the Alaska Peninsula. One of the proposals that generated a lot of discussion sought to limit the depth of gear. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.