Isabelle Ross

Reporter/Host
Brian Venua/KDLG

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.

Rachel Bobbitt

The clinical director of the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation retired on June 30th. The COVID-19 pandemic punctuated her final months in the region. But the doctor’s time in Bristol Bay and her most memorable moments extend far beyond the pandemic. 

CDC

The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation said in a July 3 media release the person became symptomatic after returning home from a trip to Anchorage. 

Caleb McClure

Runs are late and harvests are low, but anticipation is high across the bay. Egegik had the biggest daily catch again. Nushagak's fleet has openers coming up. And analysts say the run could still reach the pre-season forecast. 

Brian Venua/KDLG

The total run in the bay passed 3 million yesterday. Kings are still low in the Nushagak, and the sockeye aren’t pushing that hard yet, either. The sockeye run up the Chignik River is roughly half of what it was at this point in 2018, when the fishery saw its lowest run since statehood.

Caleb McClure

Across the bay, the total run is just under 2 million fish -- half of those are in the Nushagak. Registration numbers are going up in the Naknek-Kvichak. We also have an update on COVID-19 cases.

Sage Smiley/KDLG

The Naknek-Kvichak fleet hauled in the most fish yesterday. The sockeye run at the Chignik weir is now below what it was at this point in 2018. Across the bay, the total run has topped 1.6 million fish -- right around where it was in 2015.

 

Brian Venua/KDLG

Half of all the boats in the bay are fishing in the Nushagak, which caught 160,000 fish yesterday -- also half of the daily catch bay-wide. Egegik's escapement is now lower than it was at this point last year, and the total run in the Naknek-Kvichak district passed 100,000.

Sage Smiley/KDLG

Set netters and drifters in the Nushagak section had their first opener today. Wood River escapement has passed the 100,000-fish floor for commercial fishing to open. Egegik is above its 2019 escapement, but about half a million lower than last year’s harvest.

Fish and Game announced the first opener for the Nushagak section this evening, as the Wood River approaches the 100,000 fish escapement mark.

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