Courtesy of Henry and Helen Herrmann, KATM Collection, National Park Service

In honor of Juneteenth this year, KDLG spoke with a Bristol Bay historian about the history of Black Americans, and racism, in the state of Alaska and here in Bristol Bay. 



Carl Johnson

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to release its final environmental review for the proposed Pebble Mine later this summer.  Last month, the Corps changed which transportation corridor it recommends. The route cuts through land owned by several Bristol Bay entities that refuse to grant Pebble access to their properties. 

Courtesy of Alaska Sea Grant

Fish marketing experts are assessing how the rumors could affect Alaska salmon’s image in the world.


Courtesy of the CDC

All three individuals are asymptomatic. Two were tested at the Camai clinic's walk-up testing center in Naknek, and one person tested positive as part of a processor's safety plan.

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The comings and goings of fishermen and boats in the Bristol Bay Borough will be severely restricted this summer to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19.


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An hour-long program on state Mandate 17 and local ordinances in the Bristol Bay Borough, Lake and Peninsula Borough and City of Dillingham. 

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The two people in the Bristol Bay Borough tested negative in Seattle before chartering to Naknek, where they were in quarantine, while the newest case in the Lake and Peninsula Borough was a contact from an earlier case, according to the Camai Health Center. 

U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard will have a larger law enforcement presence in the bay this year. They will also practice social distancing and other protective measures while conducting vessel exmaniations.

KDLG File Photo

Devin Andrew, 23, and Jamie Acovak, 31, died Thursday morning in the village, according to state troopers in Dillingham. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is taking over the case.

KDLG Fish Report - the daily numbers

Jun 11, 2020
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Check here for regular updates on salmon run numbers around Bristol Bay, the Chigniks and Area M from ADF&G and the Port Moller Test Fishery.

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The individual immediately isolated in their housing unit. The other people living there all tested negative as of Monday night.

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Dillingham joined communities around the state in protesting police violence and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, holding a march on Saturday. 

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Around 500 boats come in and out of the harbor throughout the season for repairs or to take breaks between fishing openers. But a new set of safety rules changes that. 

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Capstone Clinic conducted almost 400 tests as of Monday, with 325 negative results and two positive cases.

Courtesy of Samaritan's Purse

An evangelical Christian organization delivered a field hospital to the Bristol Bay Borough Monday. It’s a measure the state requested in case of an outbreak of COVID-19 in the community ahead of the fishing season.