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Twenty-five year-old Theodore Borbridge was taken into custody without incident on Wednesday for an alleged shooting at the Igushik beach.

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The harvest was the second largest in the history of the bay, at 43 million fish. The total run came to 56.3 million. Togiak broke its record for the largest harvest ever. Egegik and Nushagak saw some enormous hauls, and while Ugashik and the Kvichak were slow, the Naknek-Kvichak District as a whole saw its third-largest harvest.

 

 

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This season held several surprises – from huge harvests to thermal barriers and late runs. And 2019’s age composition was no exception. We talk with a biologist from the University of Washington about the unexpected returns from this year and what it means. 

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The company responsible for Pebble Mine saw a 60% surge in share price on the heels of the EPA's update.

 

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ABI is assisting in the investigation.

Tyler Thompson

Dillingham is partnering with a consulting firm to restore the swath of land next to the harbor. With cleanup efforts underway, the stage is set for future projects.

 

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We’re in the final stretch of our show this summer, and we don’t have a daily run summary for the bay today. So we’re taking a look at the South Peninsula’s Area M. It’s cumulative harvest for pink salmon is now almost 11 million. The majority of those fish were caught in June, making up that month's largest harvest on record.

 

Pricing update: base prices and bonuses

Jul 29, 2019
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More processors have followed Icicle in posting base prices, and some bonuses are out as well. 

Remembering 1919, one hundred years later

Jul 29, 2019
Sage Smiley / KDLG

The same year the Spanish flu hit Bristol Bay, the salmon run collapsed. These two events reshaped the region.

 

 

 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 26, 2019

Jul 26, 2019
Alex Hager / KDLG

With the final stretch of the season upon us, we’ve got the numbers from the last daily run summary of 2019. And in those numbers, Egegik just pulled past the Nushagak to claim the highest cumulative harvest total in the bay.

 

 

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While some parts of Bristol Bay have had record-breaking years, one South Peninsula village hasn't been as lucky. After a year and a half of bad runs, Chignik Bay is worried about the survival of the community.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 25, 2019

Jul 25, 2019
Austin Fast / KDLG

While things are all but done in the Nushagak, we’re still seeing some effort on the east side with Egegik posting yesterday’s biggest catch. And as fishing winds down, there is mounting focus on prices. 

 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 24, 2019

Jul 24, 2019
Alex Hager / KDLG

The Nushagak continues to slow to a halt, but there’s still a steady catch on the east side. Egegik pulled in more than a hundred thousand and Ugashik is still trying to make up for a weak early season.

 

 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 23, 2019

Jul 23, 2019
Alex Hager / KDLG

Things are winding down for the season but fish are still coming in Ugashik. Across the bay, all river systems have now met their lower end escapement goals for the season.

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In Igiugig, a first-of-its-kind hydrokinetic generator is getting a year-long trial. The launch last week marked a major step in the community’s quest for independence from diesel.

 

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