Greg Marxmiller

Naknek-Kvichak waiting patiently, a large fleet plugging away in the Nushagak, and genetics suggest Egegik and Ugashik might pop very soon. Here's a summary of some of our reporting this week.

Nushagak River king run tapers slightly after early surge

Jun 27, 2016
courtesy Shannon Clouse

The Nushagak River chinook return got off to a good start this year, but has tailed off a bit. Run seems likely to hit 95,000 escapement goal by July 4.

Courtesy Nancy Mendenhall

A new book on Northwest fisheries started as a family history, and morphed into a tome on fisheries issues throughout the world.

Cate Gomez/KDLG

When it comes down to deciding what salmon to serve for dinner, Bristol Bay sockeye is not really known by name, even if it ends up in a lot of meals. The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association is working on a project to change that. 

Bristol Bay Native Association

Each summer, dozens of people come to the bay for fishery-related jobs. Most go fishing, but some help manage the fishery or assist in ongoing scientific research. An internship program coordinated by the Bristol Bay Native Association is getting local youth more involved in the science side of summer.

Molly Dischner/KDLG

The name isn’t the only thing changing for the group formerly called the Alaska Independent Fishermen’s Marketing Association. Now dubbed the Bristol Bay Fishermen’s Association (BBFA), the organization is shifting gears to focus on fair and consistent payment for its membership.

Study looks at new way to make ice for salmon fleet

Jun 23, 2016

A cheaper way to make ice for the Bristol Bay salmon fleet might be out there. But...practical considerations mean it’s not likely to happen anytime soon.

Hannah Colton/KDLG

Young guides-in-training spent the week tying flies, practicing safety skills, and finally taking "clients" out for a test run at the 8th annual academy. 

Courtesy ASMI/Earl L. of Port Townsend 2013 Best Action

Four years in, Alaska’s new sustainable seafood standard is gaining traction – and getting updated. 

courtesy BBRSDA

Mike Friccero from Kodiak, skipper of the F/V Miss Gina, replaces Abe Williams as president of the RSDA board of directors.

Dave Bendinger / KDLG

USFWS published new Q&A sheet for fishermen, tourists, and others on best practices around the new, impressive haul out of Pacific walrus north of Ugashik.

Networx brings pay-per-use Wi-Fi to Naknek boatyard

Jun 15, 2016
Hannah Colton/KDLG

For fishermen who want to stay connected (or watch music videos in the boatyard), LaRece Egli's new venture offers Wi-Fi at LMI near Leader Creek. 

courtesy Copper River Seafoods

Up to $1.25 for "Excelent Fish" caught this week, going out fresh to a market that is hungry for the product, says CRS. Company says it intends to post a price every Sunday for the week ahead.

First Igushik opening scheduled for Monday

Jun 10, 2016

Igushik Section set-netters will get the first west side opener of the commercial fishing season on Monday. 

Brett Nigus

Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, and US Fish and Wildlife Service, believe moving north line one mile south will offer buffer zone for walrus hauled out at Cape Greig.