Bristol Bay

2014 Bristol Bay Salmon Season Summary Released

Sep 8, 2014
Elijah Lawson

This year’s salmon harvest in Bristol Bay proved to be the most valuable harvest in the last 20-years. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Bristol Bay Field Notes for September 5, 2014

Sep 5, 2014

Bristol Bay Field Notes for August 29, 2014

Aug 28, 2014

The final significant commercial fishery of the season in Bristol Bay is set to wrap up for the season later this week. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The commercial fishery for pink and silver salmon in the Nushagak District is done for the season. KDLG’s Mike Mason checked in with Fish and Game for the final numbers.


Normally the sockeye fishery in the Togiak District would be winding down about now. But as KDLG’s Mike Mason reports… the sockeye run continues to show up with some strength.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 25, 2014

Jul 25, 2014
Elijah Lawson

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report includes a detailed story about the factors that led to the much larger sockeye run than was forecasted preseason.  The report also includes an update on how things are looking in the Togiak District and a review of how the 2014 season went in the eastside districts of Bristol Bay.

Bristol Bay Film Making Festival Rounds

Jul 25, 2014
Luke Brummer

A film about the people that make up the Bristol Bay fishing industry has been making the film festival rounds across the country. KDLG’s Luke Brummer reports.

The film will play at the Willow Tree in Dillingham, Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Elijah Lawson

Bristol Bay’s massive sockeye fishery is not quite over as there are still fishermen scratching for an end to their season. The sockeye run to the Togiak District is also still coming in, which means the final numbers can still change. However, one thing is certain. This year’s run came in much larger than expected. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

5 Driftnet Vessels Seized in Togiak

Jul 23, 2014

A handful of commercial fishermen from Togiak have been accused of fishing illegally outside of the Togiak Commercial Fishing District. Last week the Alaska State Troopers served 4 search warrants in Togiak that resulted in the seizure of 4 driftnet vessels that the Troopers allege fished illegally from 1 to 2 miles outside of the Togiak District.

Bob Hansen

One of the most prestigious colleges in the United States is using Bristol Bay’s massive salmon fishery as a teaching tool. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Togiak District Update: Things Picking Up

Jul 21, 2014

Bristol Bay’s massive sockeye run is basically over and the vast majority of fishermen have called it a season. However, there are still fishermen targeting the small sockeye run to the Togiak River. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 18, 2014

Jul 18, 2014
Bob Hansen

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 18 includes details of the 404 C determination rolled out on Friday by the EPA and reaction to the $1.20 base price for sockeye caught this season in Bristol Bay.  The report also includes a story about a class at Dartmouth College that uses the Bristol Bay sockeye fishery as a case study to teach students about supply and demand.

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

There is a new survey being conducted in Southwest Alaska will analyze the answers of residence in the area.  Their answers could help bring money to projects that will better the community. 

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has approved the Southwest Alaska Transportation Plan Phase One and is now beginning Phase Two.  The department looks at the different needs of each region and the state disperses funds depending on the needs of projects. 

Bristol Bay Base Sockeye Price: $1.20 a Pound

Jul 16, 2014
Elijah Lawson

The base Bristol Bay sockeye price has been set and it’s a bit of a disappointment to many commercial fishermen. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.