Fisheries

KDLG News

Bristol Bay fisheries management will receive extra funding from a regional fisheries group this summer but long-term funding remains up in the air.

The numbers are clear. Fewer Bristol Bay residents hold fishing permits now than did when they were first issued. What’s less clear is why that’s happened.

Bristol Bay fishermen prepare for quality mandates

Mar 23, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG

The coming mandate for higher quality fish deliveries in Bristol Bay could be particularly difficult for watershed residents, but some have said it could also be good news in the long-term.

2016 Togiak Herring forecast similar to 2015

Mar 18, 2016
Courtesy Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Plenty of herring expected in Togiak this spring, despite continuing "doom and gloom" for the market.

Board of Fish adjusts Bristol Bay set net boundaries

Mar 16, 2016
Mike Mason

After months of discussion, committee meetings and new criteria - the state fish board changed some set net boundaries in Bristol Bay in response to erosion that's occurred in the past decades.

Bristol Bay fishermen tour the East Coast

Mar 15, 2016
Courtesy of AMCC

Bristol Bay drifters were among the ten young Alaska fishermen who toured the East Coast this month.

Courtesy Alaska Department of Fish and Game

A recent study said that no matter how far from shore an Area M fisherman fishes, the majority of his sockeye catch in the Outer Port Heiden section is likely to be headed to Bristol Bay.

UAF offering marine refrigeration operator class

Mar 10, 2016
Courtesy of BBRSDA

Just in time for the summer fishing season, and with a little time left before some bay processors stop buying dry fish, the Bristol Bay campus is offering a marine refrigeration system operator class.

Walker names picks for North Pacific council

Mar 9, 2016

The governor's picks for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council have advocated for coastal communities in the past.

Fish board responds to changes in Chigniks

Mar 4, 2016
Hannah Colton/KDLG

The once-thriving Chignik fishery has seen better days, and fishermen from the region asked the state Board of Fish for a little help.

BBRSDA to hold 'town hall' meeting in Dillingham

Mar 1, 2016
KDLG

A town hall meeting on Wednesday at 5 p.m. will be a chance for Bristol Bay drifters "to talk openly amongst your fellow fishermen," says BBRSDA Director Becky Martello. 

Fish board adopts new erosion criteria

Mar 1, 2016
KDLG News

The state fish board has a new policy to help when tasked with considering changes to commercial setnet sites after erosion takes its toll.

Fish board rejects most Alaska Peninsula changes

Mar 1, 2016
Courtesy of Aleutians East Borough

Few changes on the way for Alaska Peninsula salmon fisheries after triennial Board of Fish meeting.

House subcommittee proposes changes for ASMI

Feb 25, 2016
Courtesy of ASMI/Joseph E.

A House subcommittee wants the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to become industry-funded by 2019.

Chignik fishery changes on BOF agenda

Feb 24, 2016
Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Chignik fishermen are asking the state Board of Fisheries to increase the focus on pink and chum salmon management in their area.

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