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Avery Lill/ KDLG

It's the first Bristol Bay Fisheries report of the season!

Togiak restricts hours to conserve kings

11 hours ago
Hannah Colton / KDLG

Togiak has the smallest and latest salmon run of Bristol Bay's five districts, but it’s already been open for commercial fishing per its regular weekly schedule since June 1.

David Lienemann/Office of Governor Bill Walker

Governor Walker signed the state budget on Wednesday. KDLG’s Izzy Ross talked with the governor about how Senate Bill 26 will impact Permanent Fund Dividends, and about efforts to bolster state trooper retention.

KDLG

Shortly after the U.S. released a list of goods on which it will place 25 percent tariffs, China announced reciprocal tariffs on U.S. goods, including Alaska seafood. Economists say it is too early to predict the effect such tariffs, which are slated to begin July 6, will have on industry.

Molly Dischner / KDLG

Ever wonder how biologists and fishery managers estimate how many of each salmon species are escaping upstream? Here's your answer!

Mitch Borden/ KDLG

Five candidates for governor took the stage at the Bristol Bay Fish Expo in Naknek on Saturday. They discussed topics geared toward sustainability in rural Alaska, from use and protection of natural resources  to education to the Permanent Fund Dividend. Listen here to the entire debate as it aired live on KDLG and KAKN.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Halibut season is winding down. So far 45,977 pounds of halibut have been landed in area 4-E. Some of the 21 fishermen participating between Dillingham, Naknek and Togiak send fish to processors. Others sell them dockside. A Dillingham fleet is taking a different approach to selling their catch.

Bristol Bay Science and Research Institute

The Port Moller Test Fishery got up and running Sunday, trying to predict how many sockeye salmon will return to each district of Bristol Bay. Now in its 51st year, the test fishery is adding a second boat for the first time to sample stations further offshore. 

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

On June first, the board of directors for the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation voted unanimously to support the Yes for Salmon ballot initiative. 

Tai Drummond

There's been an uptick in reports of bear and moose around Dillingham. Police advise residents to leave the animals alone.

2018 Blessing of the Fleet
Isabelle Ross / KDLG

Dillingham gathered Sunday to salute Bristol Bay fishermen who earn their living from the sea. KDLG’s Austin Fast was in attendance and has more on how this ceremony honors both the living and the dead.

Airman 1st Class Christopher Gross / U.S. Air Force

Record-low Chinook returns mean Juneau, Petersburg and Wrangell all canceled their king salmon derbies this spring. However, Bristol Bay doesn’t have that problem. Here's some good news for sport fishermen near Dillingham.

Tim Sands/ADF&G

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game takes a look back at this year's Togiak herring fishery. 

How to avoid a Coast Guard ticket this season

Jun 5, 2018
Austin Fast / KDLG

Fishing fatalities in Alaska have decreased dramatically since the early 1990s, with federal statistics showing an average of nine deaths a year since 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to push those numbers even lower this summer with its annual dockside exams.

Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska

Permanent Fund Dividends, education and funding for law enforcement were among the issues that caused friction during the recently adjourned legislative session in Juneau. Bryce Edgmon discusses how the decisions made could affect Bristol Bay.

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