Bristol Bay

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 13, 2014

Jun 13, 2014
Elijah Lawson

Friday's Bristol Bay Fisheries Report includes reports about the ongoing Port Moller Test Fishery, the recent BB-RSDA Annual Meeting, and a new film about Bristol Bay's commercial salmon fishery.  The report also includes an update on how things look in the eastside districts.

The Port Moller Test Fishery is Up and Running

Jun 12, 2014
BBSRI

The research vessel Pandalus has wrapped up its first full trip associated with the Port Moller Test Fishery. KDLG’s Mike Mason took a look at the available data for this report.

Elijah Lawson

The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to get Bristol Bay fishermen ready for a safe season by offering free fishing vessel safety inspections through next week. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 6

Jun 6, 2014
Michael Link

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report includes an update on the early season fishing in the Egegik District, a story about the possible gear restriction that might be used in the Nushagak District and a report about new DNA technology that allows researchers to identify the river of origin for several Chinook salmon stocks. 

Novel Brings Bristol Bay to Children

Jun 5, 2014

Juneau native Annie Boochever’s  new book, “Bristol Bay Summer,” was released in May.  She uses Naknek as the backdrop to tell the story of a young girl adjusting to life after her parent’s divorce. 

“Bristol Bay Summer” is a coming of age novel that author Boochever says is based on her life 30 years ago.  She tells the story through the eyes of her daughter, who she calls Zoey in the book.

A well-known fisheries journalist believes that Silver Bay Seafood’s will have a dramatic impact on the upcoming salmon fishery in Bristol Bay. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The U.S. Coast Guard is sending safety inspectors to the Bristol Bay region this month in advance of fishermen putting their vessels in the water. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

New Marine Advisory Program Agent for Bristol Bay

May 20, 2014
Marine Advisory Program

A man with commercial fishing experience has been tapped to be the new Marine Advisory Program agent in Dillingham. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Thousands of fishermen are preparing for this summer’s commercial salmon fishery in Bristol Bay. As they get ready, so are the men and women who enforce the rules of the fishery. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Red Flag Warning for Bristol Bay

May 15, 2014
Alaska Division of Forestry

The National Weather Service is warning that critical fire weather conditions exist across much of the Bristol Bay region. A “Red Flag Warning” is in effect until 10 o’clock tonight for low humidity for interior portions of Bristol Bay.

Metal Flowers Media

Alaska has become the go to area for reality television with shows focused on the crab fisheries in the Bering Sea, the Coast Guard and the Alaska State Troopers. This summer crews will begin filming yet another Alaska themed show. This one will be focused on Bristol Bay’s massive commercial sockeye salmon fishery. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Boundary Line Confusion in Bristol Bay

Apr 28, 2014
Google Earth

Commercial fishing vessels in Bristol Bay have different requirements to meet depending on whether or not they are used inside or outside of a particular line on the map. The so-called “Boundary Line” can be confusing to fishermen. KDLG’s Mike Mason spoke with the Coast Guard to clear up the confusion.

U.S. Coast Guard

Bristol Bay’s massive commercial sockeye fishery is still a couple of months away but preparations for the fishery are ongoing. A representative with the U.S. Coast Guard flew into Dillingham last week to brief commercial fishermen about what to expect this season. KDLG’s Mike Mason was there and filed this report.

The 2014 sockeye fishery in Bristol Bay is still a couple of months away but preparations for the fishery are already underway. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports about how the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is getting ready for the season.

Elijah Lawson

Bristol Bay’s massive sockeye salmon fishery is still a couple of months away but stakeholders are getting ready. That includes the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which last month published the 2014 outlook for commercial salmon fishing in Bristol Bay. The outlook includes the details about the forecast and how the Department intends to manage each of Bristol Bay’s 5-commercial fishing districts. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this preview of the Ugashik District.

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