Celeste Novak

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released the outlook for commercial fishing in Bristol Bay that includes detailed information about this summer's fishery in each of the Bay's 5-commercial fishing district. KDLG's Mike Mason looked at the outlook for the Egegik and Ugashik Districts for this report.

Celeste Novak

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is getting ready for this summer's massive commercial salmon fishery in Bristol Bay. As part of that effort Fish and Game has released the 2013 outlook. KDLG's Mike Mason looked it over for this report.

This summer's commercial salmon fishery in the Nusahgak District could be a little different compared to previous years thanks to actions taken by the Board of Fish late last year. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

McDonald's Pulls McBites From Menu

Apr 2, 2013

KUCB's Lauren Rosenthal reports on McDonald's decision to discontinue their short-lived Fish McBites...

Earlier this week Alaska Governor Sean Parnell reappointed 2 men to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. As KDLG's Mike Mason reports... one of those men is coming off his first term on the Board.

The Winter King Salmon Tournament in Homer took place this past weekend. KBBI's Ariel Van Cleave has more details.

Alaska Board of Fisheries

One of the men chosen to sit on the Alaska Board of Fisheries was subject to a confirmation hearing Thursday in Juneau. KDLG's Mike Mason reports.

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has reappointed a couple of sitting members to the Alaska Board of Fisheries.      KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is anticipating a later than normal start for the Togiak sac-roe herring fishery this year. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

Late Friday afternoon Alaska Governor Sean Parnell announced his picks to fill a couple of seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The choices are sure to spark some discussion among stakeholders.

Senator Mark Begich

U.S. Senator Mark Begich has proposed a solution to the restrictions to the J-1 visa program that will impact Alaska's seafood processing companies. KDLG's Mike Mason explains.

The Magnuson-Stevens Act, which governs Federal fisheries management and conservation, is set to expire in September. The process to renew the Act got started Wednesday in Congress with a hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee.

A Good Year for Herring Fishermen?

Mar 11, 2013

It's shaping up to be a good year for herring fishermen in Southwest and Western Alaska. KDLG's Mike Mason explains.


One seafood plant will close and another will open in the near future in the Aleutians Islands.

During their just completed Area M meeting the Alaska Board of Fisheries considered some changes to the amount of gear that fishermen can use in the Northern District of the Alaska Peninsula. One of the proposals that generated a lot of discussion sought to limit the depth of gear. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.