Fisheries

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
KDLG News

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.

Bristol Bay communities working on processing plants

Jun 10, 2016
Photo by Molly Dischner

Efforts to launch local processors in two Bristol Bay communities may finally be coming to fruition.

Hannah Colton, KDLG

Early surge prompts extended effort in Chigniks and early start for Sand Point set netters, but the run appears to have tapered back towards normal.

Port Moller test fishery may see delay

Jun 7, 2016
KDLG News

The earliest news about where fish are headed might be a day late this summer.

courtesy Warner Lew

Normal-to-late, Icicle Seafood's Warner Lew is telling his fleet. He shares why he thinks that with us. Listen here... 

Hannah Colton/KDLG

Diane Hill is the chief and (so far) only seamstress for Bristol Bay Brailers, LLC, a new business in Naknek.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

ADF&G says it will be up to the fishermen to avoid problems with the walrus hauling out near Ugashik north line this season, but for now, it's business-as-usual.

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