U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the final environmental review of the proposed Pebble Mine at the end of a big year for Bristol Bay sockeye. Some scientists say the health of the sockeye run depends on genetic diversity, and that one piece of that diversity would be especially vulnerable if the mine is built.  

Sage Smiley / KDLG

After a summer plagued by a pandemic, plummeting prices, and a global recession, fishing activists are calling for changes to governmental protections for fisheries in Alaska and across the country.




Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 27, 2020

Jul 27, 2020
Sage Smiley / KDLG

A retrospective (and future) look at biology and ecology in Bristol Bay and beyond. 

Brooks Camp closes due to COVID-19 cases

Jul 27, 2020
Sage Smiley / KDLG

The Brooks Camp Developed Area of Katmai National Park and Preserve is closed due to multiple cases of COVID-19 among residents of the area. 




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North Pacific Seafoods was sued for false imprisonment and failing to pay the workers, among other charges. 


U.S Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its final environmental review for the proposed Pebble Mine. The project’s supporters are calling the report a win, but critics say the study is fundamentally flawed.

Sage Smiley / KDLG

Bristol Bay salmon processors are starting to post base prices, and this year’s price is just over half of last year's base price of $1.35. 




NOAA Tsunami Warning Center

NOAA’s National Tsunami Warning Center cancelled the tsunami warning shortly after midnight. It reported a 24-centimeter wave at Sand Point.


Courtesy of Dan Dunaway

"Ultimately what we want to do is we want to dissuade having to put down a bear and discourage residents from having to [take a bear in the Defense of Life and Property]," said Regional Management Coordinator Todd Rinaldi.


The Camai clinic announced the Bristol Bay Borough's first resident case Sunday. The clinic says the other case, one of its health care worker, is not a resident of the borough, and is currently in isolation. 

Courtesy of Georgia Tech Risk Assessment Planning Tool

Bristol Bay Borough is the county with the highest nationally-reported rates of COVID-19 infections per capita in the United States. But the borough hasn’t had a single resident case, and there has been no community spread of the virus.

KDLG/Sage Smiley

Department of Envriomental Conservation Commissioner Jason Brune says finding a solution to illgeal sewage disposal a "top priority," citing enviromental damage to state waters.


In a Sunday media release, the corporation said the person was infectious beginning on July 7.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 10, 2020

Jul 10, 2020
Courtesy of Nels Ure

Escapement in the Wood River passed 1.2 million fish yesterday, triggering the opening of the Wood River Special Harvest Area. Listen for info about sport fishing, a COVID-19 survey for fishermen, and, as always, the numbers. 

Brian Venua/KDLG

The pandemic is affecting company sales of other fuels as well. With RavnAir shutting down, Bristol Alliance has lost a significant client accounting for 12% of Bristol Alliance’s total fuel volume.