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Did Port Moller just peak, and what does that mean for the 2016 run? We try to figure that out, and we step back to think about how much Alaskans love salmon.

Fish are hitting Naknek-Kvichak. Setnetters are wide-open in the Nushagak. Will today be the first two million fish catch day of the season?

Neil Barten

Summer isn’t just about salmon for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. 

Egegik had its best day yet on Thursday, and Naknek-Kvichak Manager Travis Elison weighs in on what might be headed up from Port Moller.

Lisa Andreano, Michael Walgren, courtesy USFWS

This week, we go looking for that two billionth salmon, visit with historian John Branson, get the skinny on reported PSP in Chigniks, and hear about two gray whales that died badly at Cape Pierce. 

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Port Moller keeps on catching, and so does the fleet. Area Manager Paul Salomone talks about the hazards in Ugashik, and Gail Smith joins from Juneau about electronic fish tickets.

Smolt Studies Continue on Bristol Bay Rivers

Jul 7, 2016

Another season of smolt counting has wrapped up in Bristol Bay. The counts are part of a broader research project carried out by Bristol Bay Science and Research Institute. 

Since 2008, BBSRI has been counting baby salmon as they leave their home rivers, bound for the ocean. The counts are being done to establish some baseline knowledge about the salmon life cycle for fish coming out of the Kvichak, Egegik and Ugashik rivers. Justin Priest is one of the biologists working on the project.

Aleknagik Road Project Continues This Summer

Jul 7, 2016

The opening of the Wood River Bridge last fall was undoubtedly the highlight of a three-phase plan that’s continuing this year. Sean Baski is the DOT’s Project Manager for phases two and three.

“Phase one just constructed the bridge and a little bit of connection into local streets. Phase two will improve the existing roadways out there and provide a much better connection.”

Kim Varner Wetzel

The State of Alaska is looking for feedback on how and what to preserve in the years to come.

Kim Varner Wetzel

The State of Alaska is looking for feedback on how and what to preserve in the years to come.

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Today's the big day: one of you caught the two billionth fish....now on to three!

Hannah Colton / KDLG

With prodding from Alaska's congressional delegation, USCG leadership will "revisit" licensing rules that Western Alaska lodge owners say are unreasonable. 

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As early as September, parents in Naknek and King Salmon will be able to enroll their kids in a state-approved childcare provider. 

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Will 2016 be another year of small fish, or was 2015 just an anomaly? Early fish may be looking a little small, but it's too early to say for certain. (Are you getting tired of the too-early refrain yet?)

A novel released this spring offers a glimpse into familiar Alaska themes: moving to Alaska, a first season as a greenhorn, and falling in love with a harsh land.

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