Ugashik River

Courtesy of Birch Block

2019 was the hottest year on record for Bristol Bay. In rivers such as the Igushik, that heat resulted in tens of thousands of dead fish. 

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Chapman

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Friday afternoon for a man reported overboard from the 190-foot fishing vessel Cape Greig in Ugashik Bay.

An Alaska man is deceased, and a Washington teenager is missing after their boat overturned in Bristol Bay during rough weather on Sunday. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has the details.

The Alaska Board of Fisheries has agreed to consider a complicated proposal intended to fix a navigational obstruction in the Ugashik River that occurred during this year’s setnet salmon fishery. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.