The state has designated fishing as "critical infrastructure" — including sport fishing. But travel mandates could make trips to fishing destinations an upstream battle for people trying to come in from out of state.
BBAHC continues to prepare for a potential outbreak of coronavirus in the region. The state introduced new guidelines for sport fishing this week that will shape Bristol Bay's summer tourism, and the Brooks Camp Development in Katmai National Park will close until at least July 1.
Subsistence users near Dillingham can dip net this summer, and they can catch fish any time they like because the Board of Fisheries voted to remove a schedule that restricted subsistence fishing in the area to three days per week during peak sockeye season.
Record-low Chinook returns mean Juneau, Petersburg and Wrangell all canceled their king salmon derbies this spring. However, Bristol Bay doesn’t have that problem. Here's some good news for sport fishermen near Dillingham.
Sport fishing in the Nushagak River has been good so far this month, and managers with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game expect that fishing will pick up in the coming weeks. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has the story.
Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has chosen a replacement for Board of Fisheries member Bill Brown from Juneau who resigned last month. The Governor has tapped Reed Moriski from Fairbanks to serve out the remainder of Brown's term that expires in June of next year.