Fisheries

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In a major shift, the board voted to halve Kodiak's allocation of Chignik sockeye in Cape Igvak, shortened fishing time, and doubled the minimum harvest required to open fishing in the Igvak section.

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Fishermen participating in Alaska’s largest herring fishery have a huge quota to fill next year. But the primary customer isn't buying. 

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Over 500 vendors exhibited at the 2019 Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle in late November. For commercial fishermen, processors and small businesses, it’s the place to be. 

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If ADF&G's 2020 sockeye forecast for Bristol Bay comes in as predicted, it would make next year another in a series of big returns. But some biologists caution that continued abundance could lead to a downturn.

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The Bristol Bay Borough's general election was postponed. It was originally scheduled for Oct. 1. A special election will be held Nov. 5.  

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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.

Pricing update II: more info on bonuses

Aug 6, 2019
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Every processor so far has posted $1.35 as a base price, and there is more information on bonuses. 

 

 

Pricing update: base prices and bonuses

Jul 29, 2019
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More processors have followed Icicle in posting base prices, and some bonuses are out as well. 

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While some parts of Bristol Bay have had record-breaking years, one South Peninsula village hasn't been as lucky. After a year and a half of bad runs, Chignik Bay is worried about the survival of the community.

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In a display of unity against the development of the proposed Pebble Mine, protesters sent flares into the sky above Clark's Point. 

 

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A fisherman went overboard around 3 a.m. in Nushagak Bay. A ten-hour search covered 650 square nautical miles and was called off around 4 p.m.

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Forecasting the salmon run is an evolving science. This year, there is a 5 million-fish gap between the ADF&G and UW sockeye salmon forecasts this year. Here’s why. 

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In its 11th year, the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy is putting the area's young people in a variety of jobs at Bristol Bay lodges.

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The annual Bristol Bay Fish Expo in Naknek continued for the third year in a row. And from brailer makers and processors to local history projects, it is fast becoming a must for people in the fishing industry. 

 

Members of the Dillingham community gathered to share song, prayer and memories ahead of the 2019 season.

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