Bristol Bay Fisheries Report

Nightly at 6 pm, replayed at 10 pm and 2 am, with an early broadcast at 1:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, produced by the KDLG news crew, is dedicated to the one-of-a-kind commercial fishery in Bristol Bay. Starting this year on June 18, the show airs nightly at 6 p.m. (with an early broadcast at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday), with replays at 10 p.m. and again at 2 a.m. Join hosts Izzy Ross, Tyler Thompson, Kendra Kapotak, and Sage Smiley for the latest news, numbers and information from the fishery, plus nightly analysis, stories and conversations.

Do you have news tips or ideas, or would you like to share your comments with the show? Reach the KDLG News Department at news@kdlg.org, fish@kdlg.org or 907-842-2200.

Carl Johnson

Friday’s sockeye harvest in Bristol Bay topped 1-million fish to push the season total to over 7.9-million. The District that’s still out in front in regards to harvest is the Egegik District where fishermen hauled in 400-thousand sockeye on Friday to push the District total to over 2.5-million.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 28

Jun 28, 2013

The June 28th edition of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report includes a story about Walmart's decision to only stock frozen salmon that have the MSC sustainability label. There is also a story about the latest in-season forecast from the University of Washington's "Fisheries Research Institute". The "Bristol Bay Fisheries Report" is hosted by KDLG News Director Mike Mason.

Commercial fishermen in Bristol Bay hauled in another 807.3-thousand sockeye Thursday to push the season total to over 6.9-million fish.

Only MSC Salmon for Walmart

Jun 28, 2013

The largest grocery supplier in the U.S. is Walmart. As a matter of fact the company is the largest retailer on earth. Many stakeholders were shocked to hear this week that Walmart might end up not stocking frozen salmon products from Alaska. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game counts sockeye escapement to 3 rivers in the Nushagak District. All 3 of those rivers have achieved their escapement goals. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Bristol Bay's Sockeye Harvest Tops 6-Million

Jun 27, 2013
KDLG News

Commercial fishermen in Bristol Bay hauled in 1.1-million sockeye on Wednesday to push the season total to over 6.1-million fish. The District that’s still out in front in the Bay is the Egegik District where fishermen hauled in 219-thousand sockeye on Wednesday to push the District total to 2.1-million fish. 

Port Moller Update for Wednesday, June 26

Jun 27, 2013
Mike Mason

Bad weather impacted Wednesday’s fishing effort as part of the ongoing Port Moller Test Fishery. The test boat just fished stations 6 and 8 due to the weather but things are expected to improve today. That could allow a full day of fishing.

The latest escapement data shows that the Wood River will likely hit the lower end of the escapement goal some-time on Thursday.

Mike Mason

It looks like the peak sockeye run through the Port Moller Test Fishery area has come and gone leading to speculation that the inshore peak is just days away. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

Ugashik District Update

Jun 26, 2013

The Ugashik District currently has the 2nd largest commercial sockeye harvest in Bristol Bay. For the last couple of days the harvest has exceeded the harvest of any other District in the Bay. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

5-Million Sockeye Harvested in Bristol Bay

Jun 26, 2013

The commercial sockeye catch in Bristol Bay has topped 5-million fish. On Tuesday commercial fishermen across Bristol Bay hauled in over 989-thousand sockeye.  

Commercial fishermen continues to struggle to slow down the escapement of sockeye to the 3 rivers in the Nushagak District. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Mike Mason

The latest genetics from the fish caught as part of the Port Moller Test Fishery have been released and they shows a strong signal for sockeye destined for the Kvichak, Egegik and Wood Rivers. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the numbers.

Bristol Bay's Sockeye Harvest Hits 4-Million

Jun 25, 2013
Mike Mason

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports that another 725.5-thousand sockeye were harvested bay-wide on Monday to push the season total to just over 4-million.

Mike Mason

The Nushagak District continues to post large sockeye salmon escapement numbers and Fish and Game is giving fishermen a lot of fishing time. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

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