Fisheries

Mike Mason

Catches as part of the Port Moller Test Fishery ticked up sharply on Thursday. 157-sockeye were caught, which is way up from the 77 fish caught on Wednesday.

Mike Mason

The first commercial opening in the Nushagak District will occur Friday evening. As KDLG’s Mike Mason reports… fishermen will be targeting one of the healthiest king salmon runs in the state.

Mike Mason

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game counted another 790 king salmon in the Nushagak River on Wednesday to push the total escapement to just over 5000. The escapement goal for the season is 95,000 kings.

Using a grant from BBRSDA, company developed a flush deck mold, making for easy upgrades on smaller, older boats in the fleet.

Tuesday's Port Moller Test Fishery Update

Jun 12, 2013
Mike Mason

The Port Moller Test Fishery completed the second day of fishing on Tuesday with a slightly larger total catch. On Monday 30 sockeye were caught as part of the Port Moller Test Fishery, which is run each year with the goal of providing information to fishermen, processors, and managers about the sockeye resources that is about a week away from the in-shore districts. Tuesday’s fishing effort resulted in a catch of 40-sockeye.

Togiak Herring Prices Still in Doubt

Jun 12, 2013

The price associated with Alaska’s largest herring fishery is apparently still in doubt. 

The king salmon run to the Nushagak River is starting to trickle in and escapement is a little ahead of where it normally would be at this time of the season. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

BB-RSDA Announces Project Funding for 2013

Jun 11, 2013

The organization that represents all of the driftnet permit holders in Bristol Bay is slated to spend over $530-thousand dollars this year to fund 12 projects. KDLG’s Mike Mason looked over the list and filed this report.

The Port Moller Test Fishery Gets Started

Jun 11, 2013
Mike Mason

The Port Moller Test Fishery got started on Monday. It’s run by the Bristol Bay Science and Research Institute with assistance from ADF&G.

Coast Guard Inspectors Arrive in Bristol Bay

Jun 11, 2013

The Bristol Bay sockeye fishery is about to get started in a big way in the next couple of weeks as fishermen get their boats in the water. As KDLG’s Mike Mason reports… the Coast Guard wants to take a look at your vessel to make sure it’s ready.

New Subsistence Schedule for Dillingham Beaches

Jun 10, 2013

New schedule from July 2-17 includes a full 24-hour period on the weekend. 

No King Count Yet from the Nushagak Sonar

Jun 10, 2013

1.6-thousand fish have been counted as escapement to the Nushagak River. However, we currently don’t know the species of those fish. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released the season summary for the Togiak sac-roe herring fishery that came to an end on May 28th. KDLG’s Mike Mason looked it over for this report.

Mike Mason

For the last few week’s millions of sockeye smolt have been leaving the major lakes in the Bristol Bay region headed for the salt water. They will be back in a couple of years as the adult sockeye that power the Bay’s massive commercial fishery.

Michael Link

Millions of sockeye smolt have been exiting Iliamna Lake over the last couple of weeks headed for the sea. Earlier this week KDLG's Mike Masonn visited the ongoing smolt counting project and filed this story.

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