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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.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

The answer depends on the definition of bullying. Several parents have raised concerns at school board meetings throughout the year. However, administrators say that the cases in question, while a problem, don’t necessarily qualify as bullying.

photo courtesy of Maxine Christensen

The Native Village of Port Heiden is opening up a new fish processing plant in hopes of extending the summer salmon season for local fishermen.  

Police say that the body found floating off Kanakanak Beach last week is 57-year-old Murphy H. Knutsen.

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Ugashik, Naknek-Kvichak and Egegik districts open to commercial fishing on Monday at 9 a.m. For the past two years, ADF&G has adjusted the north boundary of the Ugashik District to accomadate walrus hauled out at Cape Greig. This year, the walrus are a no show.

Maria Cantwell asked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hold public meetings in the state of Washington about the Pebble Project and to further extend the 90-day scoping period for the proposed mine's environmental impact statement.

Port Moller processor closed for the summer

Jun 1, 2018
KDLG

There won't be any salmon processed in Port Moller this year because Peter Pan Seafoods is still working on getting its plant up and running after a fire last year left it inoperable.  

Avery Lill/KDLG

Bristol Bay residents met with state commissioners and staff to discuss the purpose and potential scope of a Bristol Bay Advisory Group. DNR envisions the group will be comprised of Bristol Bay residents and stakeholders who provide suggestions, insight and feedback on land management in Bristol Bay. 

ALLISON MOLLENKAMP

The fish gut dumpster will operate within the landfill enclosure this year in order to deter bears.

Bristol Bay's first fish have arrived

May 30, 2018
Jon Corbett

Reports of people catching their first salmon of the summer subsistence season are coming in from around the region. 

Cheapell D. Jones, 42, allegedly stole a work truck and electronic equipment worth several thousand dollars from BBTC. He faces five felony charges.

Police were unable to identify the body, which will be sent to the State Medical Examiner's office in Anchorage for autopsy and identification.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Halibut have hit the docks in Dillingham. The 4-E halibut fishery opened on May 1, and the first fish was landed on May 14.

Jason Sear/KDLG

Northern Dynasty Minerals and First Quantum Minerals failed to reach an agreement on First Quantum buying into Pebble. That leaves Northern Dynasty as the sole owner of the Pebble Limited Partnership.

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