Fisheries

Red King Crab fishery off to great start

Oct 31, 2016
Laura Kraegel, KUCB

The fleet caught two thirds of its quota in a dozen days, the quality is excellent, and the price is up, all helping make up for slashed TAC of Bristol Bay red king crab this season.

Whether Olsen's Liquor Store will get the green light to open a package store up Lake Road won't be decided till February, following a troublesome phone connection between Nome and Anchorage.

Via Alexandra Guerson/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Bristol Bay Sockeye Restaurant Week in Boulder, Colorado is raising the national visibility of Bristol Bay's salmon fisheries.

Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game

This weekend Bristol Bay red king crab and Bering Sea snow crab open with lower quotas. Other crab fisheries closed this season, following low stock assessments from summer survey.

Kai Raymond

Using an average across the data set, minus ten percent, ADF&G predicts 130,852 ton biomass, with 22,943 tons set aside for Togiak sac roe commercial fishery.

Rashah McChesney

A three-judge panel at the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the area needs federal oversight. But no one knows exactly what that will mean.

Petersburg fisherman catches salmon shark while gill netting

Sep 8, 2016
Abbey Collins / KFSK

Uncommon catch was donated to school for science class dissection.

New Bristol Bay sockeye logo launches

Aug 31, 2016

The newest representation of Bristol Bay sockeye is a seven-sided geometrical shape with a single-line salmon head inside it. 

Governor pauses implementation of CFEC changes

Aug 30, 2016

Gov. Bill Walker has put a hold on his plan to move some functions of CFEC over to Fish and Game.

Opinion: On Wild Salmon Day, remember the fishermen too

Aug 11, 2016

Alaska has done a great job protecting it's abundant wild salmon. Now let's make sure the fishermen are around for generations, too.

Holy halibut. Petersburg fishermen bring in a big one Sunday

Aug 9, 2016
Abbey Collins / KFSK

400 pound halibut not a record, but still pretty darn huge.

Researchers capture bear-salmon interactions on camera

Aug 2, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG News

What are bears up to when we aren't watching? Researchers have found a way to answer that question with motion-activated cameras and barbed-wire snags set up on six Lake Aleknagik streams.

UFA launches survey on communication, salmon habitat

Jul 27, 2016

What salmon habitat issues worry fishermen? What's the best way to talk about them? That's what the state's largest fishing organization is trying to find out.

Courtesy Alaska Department of Fish and Game

To the west of Bristol Bay, Area M fishermen are still hauling in fish offshore from the Alaska Peninsula.

KDLG

When the commercial fleet caught the 10,033,455 salmon this season on July 6, it marked the two billionth fish harvested since 1884. Who gets credit? Everybody, of course. 

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