Fisheries

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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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By getting an examination before heading out for the season, fishermen can make sure that their boats will easily pass inspection if they get boarded by the Coast Guard at sea.

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Fishing has gotten off to a slow start along the Alaska Peninsula. This is particularly worrying for people who live and fish in the Chignik management area – because last summer, those communities saw the worst sockeye run since statehood. 

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Biologists in Dillingham say abandoned nets are getting caught in local waterways and causing problems for wildlife.

Russell Nelson

According to ADF&G, the hefty purse seine harvest is due to a recent change in gear type allocation. That change shifted an additional 10 percent of the quota to the purse seine fleet.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting an early start for the sac roe herring fishery. But warm temperatures have made it difficult for biologists to accurately estimate when the fishery will open. 

ADF&G

The quota for the sac roe herring fishery is third greater than the 10-average harvest.

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The Port of Bristol Bay in Naknek brought in $154 million in 2017. That's 42 percent more money than it made in 2016.

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Subsistence users near Dillingham can dip net this summer, and they can catch fish any time they like because the Board of Fisheries voted to remove a schedule that restricted subsistence fishing in the area to three days per week during peak sockeye season. 

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The Alaska Board of Fisheries considered 47 proposals at the Bristol Bay Finfish meeting in Dillingham last week. The board passed 12.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Discussions concluded Friday, after attendees provided input on the 47 subsistence, commercial and sport fishing proposals. The board begins deliberations on Group 1 proposals tomorrow. Tune into KDLG 670 AM during the meeting to listen live! 

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