Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 25, 2016

Jun 25, 2016

Still a waiting game in Bristol Bay today - Westside Manager Tim Sands tells us why we're waiting for Nushagak Drifters to get a chance to wet their lines, and in the meantime, Kate Consenstein fills us in on plans to market Bristol Bay sockeye to Boulder foodies.

A new drift crew member heads for the dock at Dillingham's Harbor on June 24, 2016. Much of the fleet came in while waiting for the next opener.
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Bristol Bay's total catch on Friday was 143,000 sockeye - down a little - after the Nushagak catch dropped down to 55,000. But Igushik set-netters are catching while other nets are light, giving that section the only drift opener in the Nushagak for the past couple of days.

Today we get an update on those west side numbers, and hear a little interpretation of the first round of Port Moller Test Fishery genetics. Plus, one of the minds behind Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association's new Bristol Bay sockeye brand fills us in on that project.

A Bristol Bay brand is new, but marketing Alaska's fish isn't. Nicholas Mink explores the long history of salmon marketing in his book "Salmon: A Global History."

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Wood River was calm earlier this month, but the genetics sampling done on Port Moller's June 21-22 catches indicate that more fish are on the way.
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