Bristol Bay Fisheries Report

Nightly at 6pm, replayed at 10pm and 2am, with an early broadcast at 1:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, produced by the KDLG news crew, is dedicated to the one-of-a-kind commercial fishery in Bristol Bay. Starting in mid-June, the show airs nightly at 6:30 p.m. (with an early broadcast at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday), with replays at 10 p.m. and again at 2 a.m. Join us here for the latest news, numbers, and information from the fishery, plus nightly analysis, stories, and conversations.

Do you have news tips or ideas, or would you like to share you comments with the show? Reach KDLG news director Dave Bendinger at dave@kdlg.org or 907.842.5281.

Efforts to boom off the overturned fishing tender near the mouth of the Igushik River proved unsuccessful Monday night. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

Mike Mason

The commercial harvest of sockeye salmon in the Naknek-Kvichak District has topped 3-million fish. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Changes in Fishing Permit Values

Jul 2, 2013

The latest permit values report from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission shows some changes in the Bristol Bay and Alaska Peninsula Fisheries. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The escapement of sockeye salmon to the rivers in the Nushagak District continues to clip along well ahead of schedule for this time in the season.

ADF&G Staff

A large response effort is underway to deal with a fishing tender that sank Sunday morning near the mouth of one of the major salmon producing rivers in Bristol Bay. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

A large response effort is underway to deal with a fishing tender that sank Sunday morning near the mouth of one of the major salmon producing rivers in Bristol Bay. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Sunday, June 30

Jun 30, 2013
Celeste Novak

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Sunday, June 30 includes details about the capsized tender in the mouth of the Igushik River that has resulted in the closure of the setnet fishery in the Igushik Section of the Nushagak District. The report also includes the initial results of a net saturation experiment in the ongoing Port Moller Test Fishery. We also hear about the impact that the late Ron Rawson had on the Bristol Bay sockeye fishery. All of that and more in the Sunday, June 30th edition of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report.

A large vessel, used to transport sockeye salmon from the fishing grounds to a processing facility, has capsized in the mouth of one of the major salmon producing rivers in Bristol Bay. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Mike Mason/KDLG

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, June 29 includes an update on how things are faring for the ongoing Port Moller Test Fishery and the latest genetic stock composition estimates. The report also includes a story about the latest in-season forecast from the University of Washington's "Fisheries Research Institute". All of that and more in the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, June 29. The report is hosted by KDLG News Director Mike Mason.

Mike Mason

The latest genetic stock composition estimates from the fish caught as part of the Port Moller Test Fishery show continued strength for sockeye bound for the Egegik and Kvichak Rivers.

Carl Johnson

Friday’s sockeye harvest in Bristol Bay topped 1-million fish to push the season total to over 7.9-million. The District that’s still out in front in regards to harvest is the Egegik District where fishermen hauled in 400-thousand sockeye on Friday to push the District total to over 2.5-million.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 28

Jun 28, 2013

The June 28th edition of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report includes a story about Walmart's decision to only stock frozen salmon that have the MSC sustainability label. There is also a story about the latest in-season forecast from the University of Washington's "Fisheries Research Institute". The "Bristol Bay Fisheries Report" is hosted by KDLG News Director Mike Mason.

Commercial fishermen in Bristol Bay hauled in another 807.3-thousand sockeye Thursday to push the season total to over 6.9-million fish.

Only MSC Salmon for Walmart

Jun 28, 2013

The largest grocery supplier in the U.S. is Walmart. As a matter of fact the company is the largest retailer on earth. Many stakeholders were shocked to hear this week that Walmart might end up not stocking frozen salmon products from Alaska. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game counts sockeye escapement to 3 rivers in the Nushagak District. All 3 of those rivers have achieved their escapement goals. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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