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.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 22, 2015

Jul 22, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Bristol Bay sockeye run hit about 50 million fish....and fishermen were dismayed at the 50-cent base price posted at a couple of canneries.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 21, 2015

Jul 21, 2015
Matt Martin/KDLG

Bristol Bay sockeye catches on the decline today - 751,000 landed bay-wide....and next summer, more processors can sell to certain European markets.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 20, 2015

Jul 20, 2015
KDLG News

Another million fish harvested yesterday, and economist Gunnar Knapp tells us the strange run can mean uncertainty in the sockeye market.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 19, 2015

Jul 19, 2015
KDLG

Saturday's catch was 1.3 million sockeye. Is the effort slowing before the run? The BBFR coming to your Fishtival in Naknek tonight!

Friday proves another big day of catch and escapement, and the run shows fewer signs of showing than the fishing effort. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 17, 2015

Jul 17, 2015
Dewey Hemilright

The fishery is usually winding down this time of year, but  folks on the east side say catches - and the wind - is going strong.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, July 16, 2015

Jul 16, 2015
Matt Martin/KDLG

Naknek-Kvichak strong catches are daily records, and a long-time fisheries reporter says there's been less chatter about the market than usual.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015
Matt Martin/KDLG

Silver season is coming, and area managers tell us what they know about the run. Fishermen and processors say it's been a good week in most of Bristol Bay.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 14, 2015

Jul 14, 2015
Dewey Hemilright

No more waiting to transfer in the Naknek-Kvichak and Egegik districts, and some analysis of the run.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 13, 2015

Jul 13, 2015
KDLG

What's the story of the Port Moller Test Fishery this year? Perplexing to the very end says analyst Scott Raborn. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 12, 2015

Jul 12, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

More strong showings in Nushagak and the Naknek-Kvichak districts, and processors are getting plugged.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 11, 2015

Jul 11, 2015

The fleet took care of business, landing 2.3 million sockeye Friday. Plus the Nushagak fleet went elsewhere, then in came the fish.

KDLG

Another good harvest Thursday, and Port Moller wraps up its test fishing Friday. Become a sustaining member of KDLG today!

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, July 9 2015

Jul 9, 2015
Clark Fair

Tonight, voices from the west side, a manager from the east side, and all the day's numbers. Please become a sustaining member of KDLG today!

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 8, 2015

Jul 8, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

UPDATE: Nushagak Drifters can go out until further notice as of 7 P.M. NOT, 9 p.m. as previously said. Sorry for the error. 

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