Fisheries

Mike Mason

The ongoing Port Moller Test Fishery continues to record high index numbers and Thursday was another good day of fishing.

Mike Mason

The most active of Bristol Bay’s 5 commercial fishing districts is the Egegik District. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

Mike Mason

The Port Moller Test Fishery continues to post the highest traditional index numbers on record. Wednesday’s fishing effort as part of the Port Moller Test Fishery resulted in a harvest of 194 sockeye.

The commercial harvest of sockeye in the Naknek-Kvichak District has topped 280-thousand fish. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

The Port Moller Test Fishery continues to record the highest traditional index numbers on record but it’s unclear if those numbers provide a clear picture of the sockeye resources passing through the test fishery area. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Dave Bendinger

The escapement of sockeye to the Nushagak and Wood Rivers continues to be slow as commercial fishermen are anxiously awaiting the numbers to climb so they can go fishing in the Nushagak District. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Low Escapement Numbers for Nushagak River Kings

Jun 19, 2013

The escapement of king salmon to the Nushagak River continues to lag and the managers believe the weather might be a factor. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

All indications are that the Egegik District is the 1 district in Bristol Bay that is seeing a substantial amount of sockeye and the district apparently features a very large fleet ready to fish. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

KDLG

Three technicians will man the towers 24/7 to help ADF&G produce an escapement estimate for the Wood River.

A small handful of researchers with the University of Alaska recently published a study that tries to shed some light on why some Alaskan’s can’t get enough locally caught seafood to make themselves “Food Secure”. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Escapement Counts in the Nushagak District

Jun 18, 2013
KDLG

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports that another 421 king salmon were counted as escapement on Monday to the Nushagak River. That pushes the season total up to 8,355. The escapement goal for kings is 95-thousand fish.

Mike Mason

The ongoing Port Moller Test Fishery continues to post the highest index numbers on record for this time in the season.

Mike Mason

The Port Moller Test Fishery continues to produce high index numbers leading to speculation that the Bristol Bay sockeye run is either early or large. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The first commercial fishing effort in the Nushagak District occurred last Friday night. By all accounts those who participated had a good night of fishing. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Sunday June 16

Jun 16, 2013

This version of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report includes 2 stories from the recent BB-RSDA Annual Meeting and a story about a new tool to help retrofit some of the Bay's smaller driftnet vessels. The Report also includes an update on the Bristol Bay Jobs Accelerator Project and the latest information from the Port Moller Test Fishery. The host for this version of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report is KDLG News Director Mike Mason.

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