Sarah Grace Durrance

The Bristol Bay Science and Research Institute will begin a study on mesh selectivity in early June.

Annual harbor dredging in Dillingham begins

May 15, 2018
Avery Lill/ KDLG

It will take about three weeks for dredgers to remove 110,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Dillingham small boat harbor this year. 

Icicle Seafoods

The purse seine fleet in Togiak took 16,500 tons in 11 days. In Port Moller, seiners took 1000 tons in 39 hours.


On Thursday, the purse seine fleet in the Togiak herring fishery took in 3,838—more fish than the other four days of the fishery combined.

A windy start for Togiak herring fishing Sunday

Apr 22, 2018
Tim Sands/ADF&G

The state's largest sac roe herring fishery got underway Sunday in the midst of high winds and a NOAA gale warning.

Courtesy of the ADF&G

Alaska Department of Fish & Game biologists are predicting an early herring harvest for the Togiak sac roe herring fishery.


The City of Unalaska will contribute $36,000 to the disposal of a boat that the state scuttled in January. The F/V Akutan sat abandoned Unalaska's Captains Bay for months after a disastrous summer fishing season in Bristol Bay this summer. 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The F/V Destination sank Feb. 11, 2017. The wreckage was discovered on the sea floor near St. George Island in July, but the cause of the accident remains a mystery.

Board of Fish seeks Bristol Bay proposals by April 10

Jan 18, 2018

Bristol Bay finfish convenes in Dillingham late next fall, but now is the time to work with staff and stakeholders to draft proposed changes to sport, subsistence, and commercial fishing regulations.


  Updated | 6:54 a.m. Thursday

KUCB, Unalaska: The Alaska Patriot has been sunk in the North Pacific. Because of incoming inclement weather, the Coast Guard cutter Sherman left the area Wednesday evening while the 170-foot abandoned fishing vessel was slipping beneath the waves.

Kai Raymond

State’s largest herring fishery will allow for 24,000 tons of harvest next spring.

Kerry Tasker

Stephanie Quinn-Davidson is now a sponsor for the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative, which aims to update state law related to salmon habitat protections. Brian Kraft announced three weeks ago that he would no longer sponsor the initiative.


With final tally from fish tickets, Bristol Bay's westside district officially reached a milestone most never thought possible.

Tim Sands, ADF&G

Board generated proposal 236 aims to shift three percent of allowable harvest of herring stock from Togiak sac roe fishery to Dutch Harbor food and bait quota. “I’m dumbfounded as to why they would circumvent the public process,” said Frank Woods, Togiak herring gillnetter and Nushagak Fish and Game Advisory chairman. 


Univ. of Washington biologists predict a 47.6 million total run (compared to ADF&G's 51.3 million), forecasting smaller return to the Nushagak, but slightly larger to Ugashik and Naknek-Kvichak, than the state.