Jumpers in Naknek-Kvichak, Port Moller catches were weak, genetic composition from June 23 shows Egegik, Ugashik, and Wood River strongest, Bob King says that 2,000,000,000th fish is coming, and more.

Labor tips for a successful fishing season

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Commercial fishing has always been risky business. Aside from being one of the most dangerous fields of work, the small, private nature of most employers brings its own challenges. 

You don’t have to spend much time at the boat yard to hear stories of preseason deals gone awry after the nets have been put away. Some of those stories make their way to Nelson San Juan, too. He coordinates the seafood employment program for the state of Alaska.

National Park Service

Karen Bradford to step in for several months while a permanent replacement for outgoing superintendent Diane Chung is hired.

Carl Johnson

After two crowdfunding efforts and nearly five years of work, photographer Carl Johnson has published his book “Where Water is Gold,” which focuses on the wildlife and people of Bristol Bay. The book is available from retailers now.

Joseph Baleras, 36, has not been seen since he parked his truck at mile 44 on the Nome Highway to hike and mountain run this weekend.

Napakiak man was drunk, dragging a passenger around who was hanging on to the stern of a leaking boat.


Fisheries Research Institute's Curry Cunningham provides some analysis on this run timing, Scott Raborn has interpretation of Port Moller catches, and a wooden boat skippers tells us why he installed RSW.

Nuisance bear damages septic pipes, digs in lawns

Jun 27, 2016
Cate Gomez / KDLG

It’s not uncommon for bears to get into garbage or smoke shacks around Dillingham, but this weekend in Neqleq subdivision a bear took a surprising interest in something else.

Nushagak River king run tapers slightly after early surge

Jun 27, 2016
courtesy Shannon Clouse

The Nushagak River chinook return got off to a good start this year, but has tailed off a bit. Run seems likely to hit 95,000 escapement goal by July 4.

Hannah Colton/KDLG News

Today we check-in on the drift fleet preparing to leave Dillingham, hear about the count at Ugashik and delve into a book

Courtesy Nancy Mendenhall

A new book on Northwest fisheries started as a family history, and morphed into a tome on fisheries issues throughout the world.

Cate Gomez/KDLG

When it comes down to deciding what salmon to serve for dinner, Bristol Bay sockeye is not really known by name, even if it ends up in a lot of meals. The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association is working on a project to change that. 


Still a waiting game in Bristol Bay today - Westside Manager Tim Sands tells us why we're waiting for Nushagak Drifters to get a chance to wet their lines, and in the meantime, Kate Consenstein fills us in on plans to market Bristol Bay sockeye to Boulder foodies.


Why Brexit matters to Bristol Bay, plus more on that Togiak herring making a splash in Seattle this week, a bear ripped a hole in a house, and "Where Water is Gold" author Carl Johnson joins.

Bristol Bay Native Association

Each summer, dozens of people come to the bay for fishery-related jobs. Most go fishing, but some help manage the fishery or assist in ongoing scientific research. An internship program coordinated by the Bristol Bay Native Association is getting local youth more involved in the science side of summer.