Tyler Thompson

Reporter/Host
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. 

KDLG News

Happy Fathers Day to one and all! This is the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report -- the weekend numbers edition. It’s Sunday June 21, and we have some quick updates from the West and East side escapements. 

 

KDLG News

The west side is ticking up and Egegik is slowly gaining ground, while only a few hundred fish have entered the Naknek-Kvichak so far. 

Carl Johnson

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to release its final environmental review for the proposed Pebble Mine later this summer.  Last month, the Corps changed which transportation corridor it recommends. The route cuts through land owned by several Bristol Bay entities that refuse to grant Pebble access to their properties. 

Courtesy of the CDC

All three individuals are asymptomatic. Two were tested at the Camai clinic's walk-up testing center in Naknek, and one person tested positive as part of a processor's safety plan.

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