The state has forecasted a jump in commercial salmon harvests across most species this summer. Once again, Bristol Bay is projected to see a huge influx of sockeye. But there are still concerns about king salmon runs.
Each year, a competitive national program selects two high school students from each state to meet with national leaders, like the president and Supreme Court justices. This year, one of the students chosen was a Dillingham senior.
The health corporation says it will use the Pfizer vaccine primarily for teenagers who are 16 or 17 years old. It will also give second doses of Pfizer to people who received a first dose of that vaccine elsewhere.
Participation from the gillnet fleet has been low in recent years. This spring, Fish and Game will open the area from Kulukak Bay to Right Hand Point to gillnetters first, as usual. But if there are none, it will open fishing to seiners.
People 16 years of age and older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. By the end of the week, nearly 300 people in communities around Iliamna Lake will have received Moderna’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine.