Alex Hager/KDLG

At 56.5 million fish, the 2019 salmon season smashes expectations

Bristol Bay’s 2019 salmon run wasn’t record-breaking. B ut new numbers released by the state show the season was still astounding; the preliminary exvessel price is the highest in the fishery's history.

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Courtesy of Holland Dotts & the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.

BBNC to acquire two giants of Alaska's Pacific cod fishery

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation has been working for a year to acquire two of the largest Pacific cod harvesters in the country. Now, it is about to close that deal.

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Alex Hager/KDLG

Bristol Bay’s 2019 salmon run wasn’t record-breaking. But new numbers released by the state show the season was still astounding; the preliminary exvessel price is the highest in the fishery's history.

Courtesy of Holland Dotts & the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation has been working for a year to acquire two of the largest Pacific cod harvesters in the country. Now, it is about to close that deal. 

Tyler Thompson

The regional corporation weighed in Aug. 31 on the debate around the governor's letter to a potential investor in the proposed project, saying it undermined the regulatory process.

Tyler Thompson

Schools from Port Alsworth, New Stuyahok, Manokotak, Koliganek and Bristol Bay Borough traveled to compete the season's first invitational in Dillingham. 

Courtesy of the Bristol Bay Historical Society

The Bristol Bay Historical Society Museum sits at the heart of Naknek. But though it is now a centerpiece of the community, it wasn’t always that way. 

Courtesy of Robin Jones

Special Education teacher Ben Griese has begun his 11th year at Chief Ivan Blunka School. Last year, he integrated a disability awareness week and helped a non-verbal student give a speech at the school's graduation ceremony.

Tyler Thompson

The fire started Friday afternoon and was contained within one hour upon arrival. There are no injuries. The cause of the fire is currently unknown. 

 

 

Jennifer Robinette

Invasive plants have been sprouting across Dillingham, and that could threaten its ecosystem. KDLG sat down with an environmentalist who discovered one alarming species to discuss the plants, and how spread can be avoided in the future.

USFWS/TogiakNWR

The Mulchatna caribou herd populations hover 22,000 and 27,000. This year's herd is estimated at 13,500 caribou. 

The fire was started by lightning Sunday night. Smokejumpers arrived on Monday to begin laying firelines around the perimeter of the fire. 

 

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