Bristol Bay Sockeye

Alex Hager/KDLG

Bristol Bay’s 2019 salmon run wasn’t record-breaking. But new numbers released by the state show the season was still astounding; the preliminary exvessel price is the highest in the fishery's history.

New Bristol Bay sockeye logo launches

Aug 31, 2016

The newest representation of Bristol Bay sockeye is a seven-sided geometrical shape with a single-line salmon head inside it. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 2, 2016

Jul 2, 2016
Hannah Colton/KDLG News

Today, Scott Raborn reminds that the only thing we know for sure is that the run is never quite what we expect, we check on the age of fish returning so far this summer, plus a salmon ecology lesson at Lake Clark.

Cate Gomez/KDLG

When it comes down to deciding what salmon to serve for dinner, Bristol Bay sockeye is not really known by name, even if it ends up in a lot of meals. The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association is working on a project to change that. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 23 2016

Jun 23, 2016
Gregg Marxmiller

Dear Bristol Bay – we’re pretty sure you hit a million sockeye total run today; 40-some-odd-million more to go, and Port Moller indicates a few more should be on the way. Plus, we hear about how power plants could produce ice on the side.

Molly Dischner/KDLG

The name isn’t the only thing changing for the group formerly called the Alaska Independent Fishermen’s Marketing Association. Now dubbed the Bristol Bay Fishermen’s Association (BBFA), the organization is shifting gears to focus on fair and consistent payment for its membership.

Copper River Seafoods to label Bristol Bay sockeye

May 24, 2016

This summer, fresh sockeye sent to 1,500 groceries stores around the country will have a Bristol Bay logo on the package.

Bay buyers say they can handle full 2016 sockeye run

Mar 31, 2016

The 12 primary processors in Bristol Bay says that they should be able to handle more sockeye than are forecast to be caught this summer. 

Fish board rejects most Alaska Peninsula changes

Mar 1, 2016
Courtesy of Aleutians East Borough

Few changes on the way for Alaska Peninsula salmon fisheries after triennial Board of Fish meeting.

Bristol Bay fishermen weigh in on Area M changes

Feb 10, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Local fishermen say several proposals up for discussion at the state Board of Fisheries'  Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Island and Chignik meeting this month could affect the sockeye that return to Bristol Bay.

Icicle, Peter Pan land USDA contracts for canned salmon

Sep 23, 2015
Clark Fair

A USDA bailout will send thousands of cans of Bristol Bay sockeye to school lunches and other federal food programs around the country this winter.

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.

Next generation takes over fishing in Ekuk

Jul 24, 2015
Matt Martin/KDLG

Fishing is a family affair for the Bouker family on Ekuk beach.

Bristol Bay run nears 20 million sockeye

Jul 9, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Bristol Bay fishermen had their biggest haul of the season July 8, with about 1.7 million sockeye harvested, including 1 million from the Naknek-Kvichak district.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 8, 2015

Jul 8, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

UPDATE: Nushagak Drifters can go out until further notice as of 7 P.M. NOT, 9 p.m. as previously said. Sorry for the error.