The bay-wide harvest has now surpassed last year’s cumulative harvest, with 41.5 million fish. Four of the districts have now passed their minimum escapement goals for the season. Ugashik got more than half of its total escapement this season over the weekend – it’s now at 590,000.
The Kvichak finally hit its minimum escapement over the weekend. That means that everyone who predicted a late run was right. We hear from management biologist Travis Elison.
Ugashik’s escapement has sky-rocketed – relatively speaking. We take a look at the district's position after a much-needed push of fish over the weekend.
Igiugig has deployed an in-river hydroelectric generator near the head of the Kvichak River. We hear what this means for the village from the launch ceremony last week.
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Correction: This post originally stated that all five districts had met their minimum escapement. Togiak was at 119,000, which was 1,000 fish below its minimum escapement of 120,000.