Tyler Thompson

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The co-op's microwave project is complete, and it is now testing data capacity and moving members to the new packages. 

City of Chignik Bay

The community is still feeling tremors from the earthquake, causing some side effects. Chignik Bay is also looking to improve emergency infrastructure after last month's evacuation.

Sage Smiley/KDLG

It’s the final Bristol Bay Fisheries Report of the season! A few stories about community on our last evening together. The bay smashed expectations this season -- the total run is the fifth largest ever recorded. We see how the districts measure up in the last daily run summary of the season.

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.

KDLG/Brian Venua

The total run in Bristol Bay is 800,000 fish shy of 50 million for the year so far, total harvest is at 32 million fish as of yesterday. We have more information about the impending subsistence closures and restrictions in the Chigniks. We also hear from fishermen in the area about the season so far.

KDLG/Brian Venua

State and federal closures, along with other restrictions go into effect July 18 for the Chignik district due to low Chinook salmon escapement. The Baywide cumulative catch is 30 million fish, the total run resides at 47 million.

 

KDLG/Brian Venua

It’s July 15 and it’s technically the last day to do your taxes! Otherwise, it’s a great day for fishing. Daily harvest Baywide eclipsed 2 million yesterday and the total run is about to surpass 45 million.

 

KDLG/Brian Venua

Total Baywide daily escapement wades in at 13.4 million with the total run surpassing 40 million fish. Average fish per drift delivery slipped below 800 in every district in the bay yesterday.

 

Sage Smiley/KDLG

Baywide daily harvest dropped below 2 million for the first time since July 4th. The total harvest is over halfway to the pre-season forecast swimming in at 25.2 million fish.

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.

Izzy Ross/KDLG

No injuries were reported, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which is investigating the situation.

Austin Fast/KDLG

Both the U.S. House and Senate voted to extend the Paycheck Protection Program by five weeks after the original deadline passed on June 30. 

KDLG/Sage Smiley

The total run in the bay has passed 2 million. The run in the Naknek-Kvichak is late -- that’s in line with the past five years. And there are fewer boats around the bay than the past several years. But the harvest on the east side is bigger than it has been. A boat also caught fire Saturday in the Nushagak District.

KDLG/Sage Smiley

Previously, the PPP recognized crew members as “self-employed” by the Internal Revenue Service. The previous requirements left crew wages out of the equation when applying for the loans.

Courtesy of the CDC

OBI Seafoods confirmed today that the 12 positive cases of COVID-19 in Dillingham are workers at its Wood River seafood processing plant. 

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