How to avoid a Coast Guard ticket this season

Jun 5, 2018
Austin Fast / KDLG

Fishing fatalities in Alaska have decreased dramatically since the early 1990s, with federal statistics showing an average of nine deaths a year since 2010. The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to push those numbers even lower this summer with its annual dockside exams.

Naknek-Kvichak committee supports permit stacking

Nov 13, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

The Naknek-Kvichak Advisory Committee came out in support of permit stacking at its meeting in Naknek on Thursday night.

NOAA releases 2014 fisheries report

Oct 29, 2015

The landings are tallied, and the National Marine Fisheries Service says commercial fishermen caught 9.5 billion pounds of seafood in 2014.

Hannah Colton/KDLG

Marcia Dale at Watzituya has been providing nets and moral support to Bristol Bay fishermen for over 30 years. 

Naknek celebrates soft opening of new museum

Jul 23, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

The collection, housed in a refurbished  77-year-old building in downtown Naknek, features relics of the Bristol Bay fishery and traditional culture. 

Fishtival 2015 rocks out while fish roll in

Jul 21, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Festival organizers raised double the funds to bring more art and music to this year's 4-day festival. 

This weekend’s Fishtival in Naknek and King Salmon was attended by perhaps fewer fishermen than usual, but still drew enthusiastic crowds of locals and visitors. Especially popular were daily performances as part of the Bear Grass Music Festival. KDLG’s Hannah Colton reports festival planners raised twice as much money as last year for a full four days of entertainment.  

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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 fishery Sunday update

Jul 12, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Bristol Bay catches climbing, processors plugging up.

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.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 30, 2015

Jun 30, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Tonight we check back in at Port Moller, while we wait for catches to pick up.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 18, 2015

Jun 18, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

June 18 is National Go Fishing day, but west side fishermen can't do that until they get the OK from Fish and Game. Tonight we hear from Nushagak Area Manager Tim Sands about when that might happen.

National Park Service of Alaska

The National Park Service will hold 17 public hearings this fall to hear comment on proposed regulations and environmental assessment related to sport hunting in Alaska’s preserves.

The State of Alaska’s Board of Game loosened its grip recently on predator hunting practices in many areas. However, as assistant regional director of communications for the National Park Service John Quinley says the organization is seeking comment because there are some specific problems.

Slow Going in Bristol Bay's Eastside Districts

Jun 14, 2014

Bristol Bay’s massive salmon fishery is slowly gearing up as more and more fisherman and processor show up every day. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this report about how things are looking in the eastside fishing districts.

FedEx Plane Back in Service

Aug 6, 2013

The large Fedex plane that made an emergency landing Friday at the King Salmon Airport was back in the air that evening.  Scott Fiedler is a spokesperson for FedEx.   He says aircraft maintenance crews were dispatched from Anchorage.

"They found an indication of a manifold issue, that was the reason the aircraft was sat down in King Salmon.  They were able to quickly identify it, trouble shoot it, and fix it.  The aircraft was on the ground for about eight hours," said Fiedler.

Bristol Bay Featured on New Yorker's Instagram

Aug 5, 2013
Corey Arnold / New Yorker Magazine

Recently, a Bristol Bay set net fisherman and photographer gave fans of the New Yorker Magazine an up-close and personal look at the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, through the smartphone application Instagram.