Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016

Ugashik put away 400,000 fish yesterday, and one tender says it was the best day yet in that district. Naknek-Kvichak still going. Plus, a genetics guy talks about where the fish are headed after they swim past Port Moller.

The Chaneys haul nets at the Dillingham Boat Harbor in June 2016.
Credit Robyn Chaney

The total run to Bristol Bay through Thursday – 34 million fish! That’s about 10 million away from the pre-season forecast. Ugashik brought in 401,000 – contributing to the daily total of 1.8 million. The bay-wide harvest so far this season is 25 million. Escapement on Thursday, for the rivers counting, was 412,000 – bringing the season total to 8.7 million.

Tonight we hear from a tender and a few drifters, and talk to Tyler Dann at Fish and Game’s genetics lab. Plus, former KDLG General Manager Rob Carpenter reminds: please pledge!

In tonight’s show, Fish and Game’s Tyler Dann unravels this graphic for us.

Reach out to us with feedback, ideas, letters from home to your friends and family in the Bay! dave@kdlg.org / molly@kdlg.org or 907-842-5281. And please pledge!