Before the salmon season begins in earnest, Dillingham will pray for safety and remember those lost at sea.

Administration looks to fill CFEC vacancy

May 31, 2016

The governor is looking for a third member of the state's Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.

RSW class planned this weekend in Dillingham

May 31, 2016

Refrigerated seawater system operator class planned in Dillingham

Fishermen prep for 2016 reg changes

May 25, 2016

No more free week, a loophole closed in Togiak, and a change for d-boats are among the 2016 changes

Researchers study economics of permit ownership, loss

May 25, 2016
Courtesy Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association

An economics research project is looking at what happened to the Bristol Bay salmon fishing permits initially issued to watershed residents.

Board of Fish rejects proposal process changes

May 24, 2016

The process for considering changes to state fisheries regulations will stay the same for the time being.

Copper River Seafoods to label Bristol Bay sockeye

May 24, 2016

This summer, fresh sockeye sent to 1,500 groceries stores around the country will have a Bristol Bay logo on the package.

Fractured gears found by expert technician during inspection, thankfully before any accidents. Estimated cost to repair: $190,000. Newly arrived smaller crane will backup dock operations for now.

courtesty ADF&G

Igushik Tower at Amanka Lake latest in string of Bristol Bay management operations that private partners have stepped in to fund after state cuts.

Scientists study steelhead for salmon's secrets

May 18, 2016
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

How do salmon find their way home? Some researchers are trying to figure out if they're following friends.

Carl Johnson

As fishermen prepare for the coming season, one newly-christened organization is looking to pay more attention to the their bottom line.


The dollar has weakened against the euro and yen, last year's wild frozen and canned inventory is moving smoothly, and an expected 6-7 percent decline in farmed Atlantic production might help drive the price for Bristol Bay's catch back up.


Icicle Seafoods has a new owner. Canadian-based Cooke Seafood announced it had signed a definitive agreement to buy Icicle’s whole operation. 

Hannah Colton/KDLG

How can boat captains protect against litigation? Get P&I insurance, says attorney Jurgen Jensen, and use a medical questionnaire to screen prospective crew. 

BOF considers change to proposal process

May 4, 2016

Given the tight state budget, the Alaska Board of Fisheries is considering a change that could expedite consideration of some proposals a little.