Bristol Bay salmon fishing

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 July 14, 2016

Jul 14, 2016
Hannah Colton | KDLG

Another two million on the books yesterday, and Area Management Biologist Travis Elison speculates on how long catches’ll stay at that level. And, we check in with the fleet on who’s staying and going and why.

Hannah Colton / KDLG

There’s no doubt commercial fishing is hard work. But what was it like a century ago?

Bristol Bay Campus

When the Alaska legislature convenes in Juneau, a group of UAF students will be there to learn about how the lawmaking process affects Bristol Bay.


Board-generated Proposal 277 deals with escapement goals for sockeye salmon in several rivers in the Bay.

A seafood processor based in Togiak is hoping to come into the Nushagak District later this week to buy coho salmon. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The 2013 season will be the last season for one of the men that’s been a constant presence in the Bristol Bay commercial salmon fishery since the mid-1980’s. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

A women involved in the seafood processing industry is trying to shed some light on why one area of Bristol Bay has a thriving small seafood processing industry while another area has no small processors at all. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Celeste Novak

The massive sockeye fishery that occurs each June and July in Bristol Bay generates about $1.5-billion dollars worth of value according to a new study that was unveiled Thursday. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

Bristol Bay Permit Values Inching Up

May 8, 2013

The value of Bristol Bay drift and set gillnet permits has been inching upwards in recent months. But they have not yet rebounded to the high prices seen a couple of years ago. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

Lower Than Normal Sockeye Forecast for Togiak

Apr 8, 2013

The sockeye run to the Togiak District is expected to be down this year according to the recently released outlook for commercial fishing. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.