Alaska Salmon

Pandemic throws a wrench in salmon market

Jun 23, 2020
Sage Smiley/KDLG

The possibility of significant outbreaks at processing plants, and a decrease in consumer power, poses big questions about the reliability of both supply and demand this season. 


Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018
Austin Fast / KDLG

Catches slipped lower in the Nushagak Thursday after Tuesday's giant haul. Naknek-Kvichak is heating up, but participation remains low. Plus, we meet a deckhand who fills most of the links along the salmon supply chain from ocean to table since he moonlights as a direct marketer and private chef.

Via Alexandra Guerson/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Bristol Bay Sockeye Restaurant Week in Boulder, Colorado is raising the national visibility of Bristol Bay's salmon fisheries.

New book features Alaska salmon stories

Jul 14, 2016

Nearly every Alaskan has a story – or several - about salmon. Non-profit The Salmon Project set out to collect dozens of those in “Made of Salmon,” a new collection edited by longtime Alaskan Nancy Lord.

Molly Dischner/KDLG News

Boats aren’t the only thing that have to be prepped for the fishery. Workshops in Dillingham and Naknek this week will give fishermen a chance to get ready for the business side of fishing.

Fishermen, processors respond to fish tax proposal

Feb 19, 2016
Courtesy KTOO

Despite acknowledging the need for more revenue, fisheries stakeholders raised lots of questions about the governor's plan to increase state fisheries taxes this week.

Bay salmon processors back in MSC label group

Jan 27, 2016
Marine Stewardship Council

A new, larger, group of processors now has access to the Marine Stewardship Council ecolabel for their fish.

Report says fish still big industry in Alaska

Jan 26, 2016
Miles Wiebe Courtesy of ASMI

A new report is a reminder of what many Alaskans already know: seafood is a big industry in the state.

Seafood competition adds roe category

Dec 30, 2015

The Symphony of Seafood competition is looking for the best Alaska seafood products -- including those made from byproducts and roe.

Fish economist Gunnar Knapp retiring as head of ISER

Dec 4, 2015

Alaska budget expert and fisheries economist Gunnar Knapp is retiring as director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage. 


Among the proposals to be considered by the Board of Fisheries in December are 24 that target district-specific management and regulations for the Bay’s commercial salmon fishery.

Bristol Bay fishery Tuesday July 28 update

Jul 28, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

The fish may have outlasted the fleet this year, as returns are still continuing but effort is winding down.

BOF limits Togiak participation through Aug. 5

Jul 28, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Bristol Bay’s Togiak District will remain exclusive for an extra nine days under a July 24 decision by the state Board of Fisheries.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 23, 2015

Jul 23, 2015
Hannah Colton / KDLG

There's an emergency Board of Fisheries meeting tomorrow to discuss who can fish in Togiak, when - plus, more fishermen react to the season's low price.

UPDATE: Board of Fish meeting to discuss Togiak Friday

Jul 23, 2015

Togiak fishermen have petitioned the state to extend the time period during which fishing in their district is limited to those who haven't fished elsewhere in the bay.