Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 20, 2017

Jun 20, 2017

Happy Solstice: Copper River Seafoods posts a $1.35/lb for best quality fish, ADF&G Commissioner Sam Cotten on possible government shutdown (and on Chris Oliver promotion to head NMFS), and ADF&G's Travis Ellison on the Naknek Kvichak District outlook.

Sunset in Naknek. June 18, 2017.
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Catch this program nightly at 6 p.m., 10 p.m., and 2 a.m. on AM 670, and online at KDLG.org. (With early broadcasts Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.)

Bristol Bay's catch is about 200,000 through Monday, with harvest reported from all five districts. Port Moller catches dropped a bit Tuesday. Counting projects are just starting up, Nushagak kings continue to lag, and Copper River Seafoods posts a price ($1.35/lb for best fish) for their fleet well ahead of the rest, same as last year. ADF&G Commissioner Sam Cotten joins to discuss the possible government shutdown, and Naknek Kvichak District manager Travis Ellison runs down his outlook.

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Catch this program nightly at 6 p.m., 10 p.m., and 2 a.m. on AM 670, and online at KDLG.org. (With early broadcasts Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.)

Letters from home to your friends and family in the Bay this summer? Email us at fish@kdlg.org or dave@kdlg.org, or call 907-842-5281. 

Have feedback, suggestions of something you'd like to hear? Reach Avery Lill / Nick Ciolino / Allison Mollenkamp / or Caitlin Tan (in Naknek)

Mac hanging nets at LFS in Naknek.
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