Fisheries

Nushagak Setnetters Are Open Until Further Notice

Jun 24, 2013
Celeste Novak

Things are changing quickly in the Nushagak District with record levels of early escapement to the Nushagak and Wood Rivers. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The sockeye salmon continue to pour into the Nushagak and Wood Rivers as one river has already met its escapement goal and the other is well on its way. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Sunday, June 23

Jun 23, 2013

The Sunday, June 23rd edition of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report includes an update on the harvest and escapement of sockeye and a report on some new research about the the Port Moller Test Fishery. The report also includes a story about the death of long time Bristol Bay drifter Tom Temple from Homer.

The sockeye run to Bristol Bay is the subject of a lot of attention. One of the entities that follows the run on a day-to-day… perhaps even tide-to-tide… is the University of Washington’s Fisheries Research Institute.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday June 22

Jun 22, 2013
Mike Mason

This edition of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report includes a report on the latest stock composition summary for the catch as part of the Port Moller Test Fishery and updates on how things look in the Egegik and Nushagak Districts. The report also includes a story about the death of long-time Bristol Bay fishermen Tom Temple. The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report is hosted by KDLG News Director Mike Mason and it airs each Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the fishing season in Bristol Bay.

Mike Mason

As noted earlier the Port Moller Test Fishery continues to post very large index numbers and the cumulative traditional index number is the highest on record.

Mike Mason

The commercial sockeye harvest in Bristol Bay has topped 1.8-million with another 417-thousand fish added to the total on Friday.

Snapshot from the Chigniks Sockeye Fishery

Jun 21, 2013
KDLG

From on board the '48 foot Diana to the 225' foot floating processor Ocean Fresh, a look at the sockeye fishery in the Chigniks, already well underway.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 21

Jun 21, 2013
Mike Mason

The June 21st Bristol Bay Fisheries Report includes an update on the large movement of fish into and through the Nushagak District. We also get the first genetic data of the season from the Port Moller Test Fishery and hear about how the fisheries are doing down in the Chigniks.

Mike Mason

Over 404,000-sockeye were harvested in the Bristol Bay commercial sockeye fishery on Thursday to push the season total to over 1.3-million fish.

Mike Mason

The ongoing Port Moller Test Fishery continues to record high index numbers and Thursday was another good day of fishing.

Mike Mason

The most active of Bristol Bay’s 5 commercial fishing districts is the Egegik District. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

Mike Mason

The Port Moller Test Fishery continues to post the highest traditional index numbers on record. Wednesday’s fishing effort as part of the Port Moller Test Fishery resulted in a harvest of 194 sockeye.

The commercial harvest of sockeye in the Naknek-Kvichak District has topped 280-thousand fish. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

The Port Moller Test Fishery continues to record the highest traditional index numbers on record but it’s unclear if those numbers provide a clear picture of the sockeye resources passing through the test fishery area. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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