Isabelle Ross

Reporter/Host
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Dillingham has extended a set of safety restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. The city council passed the ordinances during two meetings last week.

 

 

 

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The individual recently traveled within the state, according to BBAHC, and they are currently in quarantine. The state public health team is continuing contact tracing.

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Information and deadlines for voting in the primary, local, and general elections this month and in the fall. The primary election is August 18. 

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For kids in Bristol Bay, summer is a time to explore, fish and hang out with friends. The pandemic has changed summer activities for everyone. But Dillingham’s annual culture camps went ahead — with a few adjustments, and a few unexpected benefits have come out of a tough situation. 

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.  

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In the penultimate episode of the season, we take a look at the beating heart of our show -- commercial fishing. We parse through updates on federal and state relief funding for fishermen, perspectives on the Naknek-Kvichak's huge year, and a final look at the market.

 

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

 

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A lull in returns today -- at 468,000 fish, the daily harvest bay-wide was about half what it was the day before. The total run is 55.9 million fish -- about half a million away from last year’s. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the final environmental review for the proposed Pebble Mine.

 

 

Bernina Venua

 At 55.3 million fish, the bay’s total run so far this season is just a million shy of last year’s. While Nushagak’s catch is slowing to a trickle, the east side districts are still pumping out the fish; bay-wide harvest was almost 800,000 yesterday. We also have an update on Togiak’s extension.

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The first base prices are out for Bristol Bay sockeye. The season is winding down, but daily catch across the bay was still almost 700,000 fish. At 54.4 million fish, the total run is the seventh largest on record, and the Naknek-Kvichak makes up almost 44% of that.

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 Dennis Wilson

The bay-wide total run was 53.5 million fish -- almost 5 million over the preseason forecast, and 8 million over the 10-year average. Harvest across the bay is now at 35.8 million fish, and total escapement for the season is 17.7 million. The Naknek-Kvichak has the highest total run in the bay, and at 13.1 million, it also has the highest harvest.   

Courtesy of Nels Ure

The bay-wide run is now at 52.6 million fish -- almost 4 million more than projected, and a million over where it was at this point last year. The Nushagak is winding down, and all rivers except Togiak have reached or exceeded their escapement goals.

 

CDC

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. 

CDC

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

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