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F/V Flyin Tiger catches fire in the Dillingham boat harbor Thursday

Responders suspect the Bristol Bay drift boat's stove caught fire. Dillingham Volunteer Fire Dept. and other volunteers able to snuff out the flames quickly. Two were treated onsite for smoke inhalation.

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Flint, MI high school grad embarks on first year commercial fishing in Bristol Bay

Captain Buck Gibbons hired Jawanza Brown to join his crew on the F/V Stevie K, hoping the young man will fund his college education by picking fish each summer in Bristol Bay.

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Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 22, 2017

Set netter Eddie Clark weighs in from Egegik, ADF&G's Tim Sands on managing while the Nushagak reds surge but the kings lag, and lake monsters spotted in Iliamna Lake this week. Bristol Bay has put about probably half a million sockeye on the books ... just 27 million more to go.

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A 25-year-old Ekwok man, who was accused of sexual assault, was found not guilty. He remains in custody, however, for assaulting a police officer and corrections offer before his trial.

Pebble says they are contracting with AES to streamline its business relationships with village corporations around Iliamna Lake.

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PMTF pulls a few sockeye out of its tesh meshes, noting the cooler water temps this year over last. Egegik and Igushik may see some commercial fishing this week as managers seek some data.

Admitted gambling and drug addict Floyd Jay Mann, 55, “wishes to accept responsibility” for bilking some $3 million out of more than a dozen victims, according to attorney.

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First local fish expo had 43 vendors and raised roughly $15,000 to benefit the Little Angels Childcare Academy.

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With the mud, sweat, grease, and bugs, the boatyard life in Bristol Bay has a glamour all its own.

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Tim Sands will open the Igushik to set netting Monday, FRI is continuing their seven decades of research, Igiugig is saving their Yup'ik language, Fish Expo is underway, and voices from the boatyards.

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Fisheries Research Institute is continuing its seven decades of research into Bristol Bay's salmon life cycles and ecosystems.

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In July, the village of Igiugig will complete the second year of its three year Language Preservation and Maintenance Grant. With 23 fluent speakers of Lake Iliamna Yup’ik still living, the village of Igiugig is making a concerted effort to revive the language.

US Fish & Wildlife Service, R/V Tiglax

Bogoslof volcano has a new lava dome. Cleveland volcano continues to put up ash and extrude lava, and the alert level for Pavlof volcano was raised to "advisory."

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