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The Wards Cove Packing Company operated the facility on the Egegik River from the 1960s until it closed in 2002. 



How to avoid a Coast Guard ticket this season

Jun 5, 2018
Austin Fast / KDLG

Fishing fatalities in Alaska have decreased dramatically since the early 1990s, with federal statistics showing an average of nine deaths a year since 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to push those numbers even lower this summer with its annual dockside exams.

Egegik incinerator burns down

Apr 20, 2016
Photo courtesy of Don Strand

Egegik’s incinerator burned down Tuesday night, but a quick community response kept any additional area from burning.

Egegik school to close, says LPSD

Aug 14, 2015

Citing low, or perhaps no, numbers of students intending to enroll, the School Board voted to not to open the school this fall.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, July 16, 2015

Jul 16, 2015
Matt Martin/KDLG

Naknek-Kvichak strong catches are daily records, and a long-time fisheries reporter says there's been less chatter about the market than usual.

Slow Going in Bristol Bay's Eastside Districts

Jun 14, 2014

Bristol Bay’s massive salmon fishery is slowly gearing up as more and more fisherman and processor show up every day. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this report about how things are looking in the eastside fishing districts.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 14, 2014

Jun 14, 2014

This report includes a story about the recent annual meeting of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association and a report on the Alaska Local Boundary Commission meeting Wednesday about the Dillingham Superior Court Judge's decision to overturn the City of Dillingham's annexation of the Nushagak Commercial Fishing District.

Fire Marshal Investigates Fatal Egegik Fire

Jul 17, 2013

Fire Investigators still don’t know exactly what started a fire on a fishing vessel that killed a Kipnuk fisherman and badly burned his two brothers.  KDLG’s Ben Matheson has the story.

Fishermen across Bristol Bay are anxiously waiting for more sockeye. In the Egegik District the Alaska Department of Fish and Game gave the fleets some fishing time on Monday and the catch was around 100-thousand fish. The also got some fishing time on Tuesday. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The Egegik and Ugashik Districts Remain Closed

Jul 7, 2013

Hundreds of fishermen and processing workers are on hold across the entire eastside of Bristol Bay as all 3 of the districts are hold waiting for more fish. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update on how things are looking in the Egegik and Ugashik Districts.

A Kipnuk man has died from a fire on a fishing boat docked in Egegik. Troopers report that responders found the body believed to be 56 year old Harberg Paul very early Thursday morning.
Beth Ipsen is a spokesperson for the troopers:

"At 3:15 a.m., some other fisherman saw smoke coming out of the vessel, at 3:30 a.m. they saw flames coming out of the boat. Some first responders, including people from other boats and the cannery managed to pull Joe Paul and Paul Paul out of the boat , but unfortunately there was another brother that perished in the fire," said Ibsen.

Mike Mason

The most active of Bristol Bay’s 5 commercial fishing districts is the Egegik District. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

Celeste Novak

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released the outlook for commercial fishing in Bristol Bay that includes detailed information about this summer's fishery in each of the Bay's 5-commercial fishing district. KDLG's Mike Mason looked at the outlook for the Egegik and Ugashik Districts for this report.

New Leadership at Icicle Seafoods

Feb 22, 2013

There has been a big shakeup at Icicle Seafoods.