Guests enjoyed a spread of salmon appetizers. In the foreground is North Carolina chef William Dissen's creation: "a sockeye salmon crudo... shingled with grapefruit, some nice olive oil, toasted macademia nuts, shaved radish, aji amarillo peppers sliced thin, some foraged pea greens from the beach here in Naknek, and some nice Alaskan sea salt."
KDLG: A 24-year-old California man was arrested in Chignik Bay last week after he allegedly caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to an aircraft parked at the airstrip.
Anthony Michael Jackson, an employee at the fish processing vessel Ocean Fresh, is accused of walking up the fuselage and jumping off the wing of a 1967 Citabra plane. The owner reported that the trailing edge of the left wing had been broken and damaged. Jackson admitted to troopers that he had been hiking in the area near the aircraft, but did not confirm or deny his involvement in the damage.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is still finalizing a plan to for the most recent cut to its budget, but Bristol Bay shouldn’t see too many more cuts, said Commercial Fisheries Director Jeff Regnart during a recent visit to Dillingham.
Fishing on Dillingham Beaches, like Kanakanak pictured here this season, goes to a reduced scheduled for a few weeks in July. Fish and Game asks people to closely mind their nets ahead of the typical peak of the sockeye run.
Chinook salmon returning to ten Alaska rivers - including the Nushagak - are smaller and younger than they were just three decades ago, according to a recent study done by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.