Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 23 2016

Jun 23, 2016

Dear Bristol Bay – we’re pretty sure you hit a million sockeye total run today; 40-some-odd-million more to go, and Port Moller indicates a few more should be on the way. Plus, we hear about how power plants could produce ice on the side.

Setnetters take a break while fishing the Nushagak District on solstice.
Credit Gregg Marxmiller

Wednesday's catch was 145,400 sockeye, and the largest push came in the Nushagak: 113,000 fish caught there. Escapement was 36,565, still mostly in Nushagak. With a total run of 912,723 sockeye on Wednesday, today's probably the one-million fish day.

Tonight, we hear about how things are going for the Port Moller Test Fishery (spoiler: yesterday's numbers indicate more fish are on the way), check-in on the Nushagak District (no Wood River opener in the short-term forecast) and hear about technology that could be used to make ice at power plants.



Nushagak kings, waiting to get cut in on June 17, 2016.
Credit KDLG News

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Credit Cate Gomez/KDLG