Molly Dischner/KDLG News

Boats aren’t the only thing that have to be prepped for the fishery. Workshops in Dillingham and Naknek this week will give fishermen a chance to get ready for the business side of fishing.

Bristol Bay commercial halibut fishery opens Sunday

Apr 29, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG News

The Bristol Bay commercial halibut fishery opens Sunday – but that’s not the only opportunity to catch halibut locally.

Tim Sands

Size of fish, not quota or lack of fish, will end seiners' 2016 effort. How close will they get to 20,000 by Saturday noon, and what effect will more catch have on take home price? 

Herring fishery continues as some prep for halibut

Apr 26, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG News

A week into a challenging Togiak herring fishery, some fishermen are ready for halibut season.

Dept. of Fish and Game

First 15 tons hauled in by one seiner Tuesday, with roe yield sampled at 15 percent. That was good news for a fleet and industry caught flatfooted by the herring's record early arrival.

BBRSDA plans to develop Bristol Bay sockeye brand

Apr 12, 2016
Mike Mason/KDLG

Coming soon, although maybe not to a grocery store near you quite yet, a Bristol Bay salmon brand.

Tikchik Narrows Lodge

A group of Western Alaska lodge operators say Alaska should be exempt from a new rule that requires 90 days of sea-service time for each body of water. 

CFEC changes up for discussion in House Resources

Apr 6, 2016

The House Resources Committee took testimony this week on the effort to restructure the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.

Committee moves on fish tax increases

Apr 6, 2016

Increased fish taxes are one step closer to reality after the House Fisheries committee moved forward with its own version of governor’s proposal this week.

Bay buyers say they can handle full 2016 sockeye run

Mar 31, 2016

The 12 primary processors in Bristol Bay says that they should be able to handle more sockeye than are forecast to be caught this summer. 

Walker appoints two Alaskans to ASMI board

Mar 30, 2016

The two newest members of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute board of directors are Alaskans who represent large processors.


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.