Fisheries

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As more processors stop canning and require chilled fish, RSW systems give boat captains more control over their catch. While icing fish still chills them faster, ice can be hard to get. Will boats without RSW get left behind?

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The 20th Blessing of the Fleet took place in Naknek on Saturday. Pastor George Steinburg, from Hilltop Christian Fellowship, prayed over the fishery and all the captains and crew in Bristol Bay.

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With what looks like a "sustained push" of reds up the Nushagak and Wood Rivers, coupled with stronger winds in the forecast, ADF&G's Tim Sands to tell the fleet get ready and "don't go dry."

Sarah Grace Durrance

Starting next week, look for this data in our nightly Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, which will air nightly at 6 & 10 p.m., and 2 a.m., with early shows at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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George Wilson and Robert Hill took their welding and fabricating work a step further this year, building custom designed skiffs to for Bristol Bay set net customers.

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Attendance was low at Saturday's meeting of Bristol Bay drifter's association in Dillingham Saturday. Members heard an update on the sockeye market, the new marketing campaign, and how the RSDA is helping fund management again this year.

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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.

Sarah Grace Durrance

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

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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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Bristol Bay seafood processors are hiring for the 2017 salmon rush. Changes to the H-2B visa program have forced them to hire more workers from lower-48 states.

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Ray Williams of Iliamna Transportation Company says the Iliamna Lake and Kvichak River are very low, making the shortcut from the False Pass route a little tricky, but doable.

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Assembly voted 3-1 Monday night in favor of offering a $1500 rebate to skippers installing refrigerated seawater systems on their vessels. Proponents say the chilled catch will bring higher overall value.

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ADF&G biologists are expecting a drop in Chignik sockeye, an uptick in South Pen pinks, and 826,000 less sockeye harvested in Area M. 

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Dillingham turned out on Sunday to remember those who have lost their lives fishing and to pray for the coming season.

Frank Woods has a tender side

Jun 3, 2017
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Longtime Bristol Bay skipper enjoying the change of pace that tendering fish brings, as well as the added local jobs he can provide.

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