Snapshot from the Chigniks Sockeye Fishery

Jun 21, 2013

From on board the '48 foot Diana to the 225' foot floating processor Ocean Fresh, a look at the sockeye fishery in the Chigniks, already well underway.

Seiner in Chignik Lagoon
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As Bristol Bay’s season is just getting underway, nearby another sockeye season has been going strong for a couple of weeks. In the Chigniks, 70+ permit holders, fishing up to 58' purse seine vessels, are busy hauling in 10-15,000 lbs of sockeye a day. For the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, KDLG's Dave Bendinger has more:

48' F/V Diana, moored in Chignik Bay
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Alaska Operations Manager John Kelly, on board the Ocean Fresh, Signature Seafood's 225' floating processor in Chignik Bay.
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The Ocean Fresh, waiting for deliveries in Chignik Bay, AK.
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