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Avery Lill/ KDLG

At a 30-day wellness camp hosted at Ekwok Lodge, participants fought alcohol and drug addiction with fishing and berry picking. Friday was graduation day.

Fishtival 2017: ‘One for the books’

19 hours ago
Jesse Rabinowitz

Annual post-fishing party in Naknek full of great music, parades, and history as community, fleet toast another successful Bristol Bay season.

The F/V Cachalot was taking on water, according to the Coast Guard, and the ship's master needed a medevac on account of a hand wound. The vessel was escorted to safe harbor at Peter Pan in Port Moller.

Nick Ciolino/KDLG

Longtime Bristol Bay fisherman Hector Sanchez of f/v El Nayar hauled in more salmon than ever this year, and it was his daughter Toni Sanchez's first year as a crew member.

Russian adventurers honor history during Dillingham visit

Jul 24, 2017
Allison Mollenkamp

A group of Russian adventurers plans to retrace the route taken by a historic explorer in the age of Russian America.

Nick Ciolino / KDLG

Two on board de Havilland Beaver walked away after crash Friday morning in Dillingham.

Sam Mercurio skippers the f/v Quick Silver, a Bristol Bay drift boat fishing for Alaska General Seafoods. He is also part-owner of a Italian seafood restaurant in Monterey, California called Domenico’s On the Wharf.

Prince William Sound nears last year's total pink harvest

Jul 21, 2017

After a historically dismal year for pinks, both in the sound and statewide, this year's run seems to be shaping up to meet expectations, and even on an odd year will soon surpass last year's total catch.

Zoey Laird / KDLG

Reuben Hastings, Kvichak Aspelund, and Riley Lyon are three of more than a dozen graduates of the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy working in the industry this summer. While it is much different than commercial fishing, taking clients to Bristol Bay's world famous trout streams and king salmon rivers is good work, pays well, and can open a world of possibilities right in local kids' backyard.

Annual Fishtival underway in Naknek this weekend

Jul 21, 2017
KDLG

The annual Fishtival begins Thursday in the Bristol Bay Borough. It will celebrate a busy salmon season with arts, crafts, music and a parade through Sunday.

Final season thoughts from BBRSDA board member

Jul 21, 2017
Caitlin Tan / KDLG

With the end of a season comes reflection, anticipation of prices and prep for next year. Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board member Larry Christensen offered thoughts while he was tied up for some quick repairs last week.

The fish are still here: a beach tender ride along

Jul 21, 2017
Caitlin Tan / KDLG

The salmon run is slowing up a bit in the Naknek-Kvichak, but it’s not over yet. The openers are on fall hours now, which keeps beach tenders busy collecting fish all day long.

Frustrated and fearful Kvichak River village questions why killer roams free awaiting possible homicide charges to be filed after Friday night killing.

"Worst offender" given 5 years after repeated DUI offenses

Jul 20, 2017
DPD

Judge Tina Reigh sentenced Basil Backford, 44, to a flat five year sentence following sixth conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol.

International Maritime Organization

At their July meeting, the Marine Environmental Protection Committee, a committee of the United Nations agency that regulates international shipping, adopted a proposal to address environmental risks heavy fuel oil could pose in the Arctic. Heavy fuel oil is already banned in Antarctic waters.

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