Fisheries

Kai Raymond

State’s largest herring fishery will allow for 24,000 tons of harvest next spring.

Kerry Tasker

Stephanie Quinn-Davidson is now a sponsor for the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative, which aims to update state law related to salmon habitat protections. Brian Kraft announced three weeks ago that he would no longer sponsor the initiative.

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With final tally from fish tickets, Bristol Bay's westside district officially reached a milestone most never thought possible.

Tim Sands, ADF&G

Board generated proposal 236 aims to shift three percent of allowable harvest of herring stock from Togiak sac roe fishery to Dutch Harbor food and bait quota. “I’m dumbfounded as to why they would circumvent the public process,” said Frank Woods, Togiak herring gillnetter and Nushagak Fish and Game Advisory chairman. 

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Univ. of Washington biologists predict a 47.6 million total run (compared to ADF&G's 51.3 million), forecasting smaller return to the Nushagak, but slightly larger to Ugashik and Naknek-Kvichak, than the state.

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McDowell study, commissioned by the BBRSDA, highlights high value of Bristol Bay’s 2017 catch, hints that next year is looking good so far, too.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Port Heiden anticipates its tribally owned processing center will handle up to 10,000 pounds of salmon per day from May to September, providing local fishermen an opportunity to fish shoulder seasons closer to home.

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Malcolm Vance of Glennallen, who fishes the F/V Bristol Nymph in Egegik, took the win after he donned a survival suit in 57 seconds at the Pacific Marine Expo.

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Alaskan Leader, which partners with the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, fishes four freezer longliners in and around the Bering Sea. Last Saturday at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, its Seafoods division received awards for its new lemon herb butter cod and a pet treat made from cod byproduct.

KDLG

Mega-buyer to bring legendary John Lowrance back to Bristol Bay, improve food and living conditions at the Naknek plant, add a second four-station tender, aim for a final 2017 price of $1.50, and hopefully drop 50 boats before next summer.

ADF&G

The total allowable catch for Bristol Bay red king crab this season was 6.6 million pounds. Area management biologist said that fishing this season was “a little slower than we would like to have seen.”

Sarah Grace Durrance

The 2018 forecast also calls for the largest return ever to the Nushagak District: 21.8 million. Naknek Kvichak: 16.6 million; Egegik: 9.1 million; Ugashik: 2.9 million; Togiak: 860,000.

Rob Woolsey / KCAW

Northline Seafoods is looking to find a small fleet to sell to its floating freezer barge that it now plans to put at Clark’s Point in the Nushagak District in 2018.

Monica Waring

Parent company North Pacific Seafoods settles with EPA for failing to report stored ammonia, and will pay $46,000 and spend $175,000 on energy efficiency upgrades.

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The unexpected banner pink year filled a gap after the sockeye run came in well below expectations, and helped push the Chignik salmon fishery past and estimated $15 million in ex-vessel value.

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