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CDC

The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation said in a July 3 media release the person became symptomatic after returning home from a trip to Anchorage. 

CDC

Bristol Bay’s health corporation now says the case originally reported as a resident of Dillingham is a non-resident case. Local health officials are unclear on exactly how many active cases there are in the bay.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 30, 2020

Jun 30, 2020
Brian Venua/KDLG

The total run in the bay passed 3 million yesterday. Kings are still low in the Nushagak, and the sockeye aren’t pushing that hard yet, either. The sockeye run up the Chignik River is roughly half of what it was at this point in 2018, when the fishery saw its lowest run since statehood.

Caleb McClure

Across the bay, the total run is just under 2 million fish -- half of those are in the Nushagak. Registration numbers are going up in the Naknek-Kvichak. We also have an update on COVID-19 cases.

Izzy Ross/KDLG

News and resources on health and safety, local rules, and tips for people in Bristol Bay. 

Sage Smiley/KDLG

Set netters and drifters in the Nushagak section had their first opener today. Wood River escapement has passed the 100,000-fish floor for commercial fishing to open. Egegik is above its 2019 escapement, but about half a million lower than last year’s harvest.

Izzy Ross/KDLG

Kings in the Nushagak are late, and the Wood River sockeye run is not as early as it has been in recent years. Egegik’s harvest and escapement are a chunk below what they were at this time last year.

Courtesy of the CDC

OBI Seafoods confirmed today that the 12 positive cases of COVID-19 in Dillingham are workers at its Wood River seafood processing plant. 

Caitlin Tan / KDLG

Silver Bay said in a statement that the three processors were chartered out of Naknek and received further care in Anchorage. 

 

 

Izzy Ross/KDLG

Egegik’s run is slowly picking up steam, though effort is a little lower than normal. The Nushagak is coming along, but things are a bit languid there as well. The daily run summaries from Fish and Game are up and running, and we have the first stock composition numbers from Port Moller.

Courtesy of Alaska Sea Grant

Fish marketing experts are assessing how the rumors could affect Alaska salmon’s image in the world.

 

Izzy Ross/KDLG

Nushagak saw a big jump in its daily counts yesterday. The Wood River and Egegik towers started counting today. Kings are just starting to hit Dillingham beaches. Port Moller Test Fishery wasn’t out on the water, but they hope to get enough fish today to start running stock compositions.

Courtesy of the CDC

All three individuals are asymptomatic. Two were tested at the Camai clinic's walk-up testing center in Naknek, and one person tested positive as part of a processor's safety plan.

Sage Smiley/KDLG

The comings and goings of fishermen and boats in the Bristol Bay Borough will be severely restricted this summer to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19.

 

Hannah Colton/KDLG

An hour-long program on state Mandate 17 and local ordinances in the Bristol Bay Borough, Lake and Peninsula Borough and City of Dillingham. 

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