Bristol Bay

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 22, 2015

Jul 22, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Bristol Bay sockeye run hit about 50 million fish....and fishermen were dismayed at the 50-cent base price posted at a couple of canneries.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 21, 2015

Jul 21, 2015
Matt Martin/KDLG

Bristol Bay sockeye catches on the decline today - 751,000 landed bay-wide....and next summer, more processors can sell to certain European markets.

Alaska processors reach agreement on MSC client group

Jul 21, 2015

More Alaska salmon processors should have access to markets that prefer the MSC's trademark blue label.

Bristol Bay fishery Monday July 20 update

Jul 20, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

A million more fish caught in Bristol Bay yesterday - and another million sockeye counted at the towers in seven rivers.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, July 16, 2015

Jul 16, 2015
Matt Martin/KDLG

Naknek-Kvichak strong catches are daily records, and a long-time fisheries reporter says there's been less chatter about the market than usual.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 14, 2015

Jul 14, 2015
Dewey Hemilright

No more waiting to transfer in the Naknek-Kvichak and Egegik districts, and some analysis of the run.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 11, 2015

Jul 11, 2015

The fleet took care of business, landing 2.3 million sockeye Friday. Plus the Nushagak fleet went elsewhere, then in came the fish.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 2, 2015

Jul 2, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Tonight we hear about a few more fish in the Naknek-Kvichak District, and confirm that sockeye are a little small this year.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 21, 2015

Jun 21, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Today we hear the news the westside has been waiting for - setnets are going in the water - and take a trip from Kachemak Bay to Bristol Bay.

A Fish Tale Movie

Sara Pozonsky wanted to make a documentary to educate and alert Alaskans about the dangers of fish farms.

Luke Brummer

The November Alaska Economic Trends showed Bristol Bay fishing jobs up 10 percent in 2013 season, despite flat August growth. 


There's a 58 percent chance that Alaska could experience an El Niño winter but Southeast will see the biggest difference.

Thea Card

Election Day is approaching and with that comes the final surge from politicians to earn your vote.  However, there are others out there that don’t care who you vote for—they just want you to vote.  

You may have seen her huddled up around a small card table with flyers and stickers, inside grocery stores with a friendly smile.  You’re on your way to pick up some eggs you keep forgetting and at the entrance you’re greeted by…

“Hi guys have you voted yet?”

Bristol Bay Field Notes for September 12, 2014

Sep 12, 2014

2014 Bristol Bay Salmon Season Summary Released

Sep 8, 2014
Elijah Lawson

This year’s salmon harvest in Bristol Bay proved to be the most valuable harvest in the last 20-years. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.