Ugashik put away 400,000 fish yesterday, and one tender says it was the best day yet in that district. Naknek-Kvichak still going. Plus, a genetics guy talks about where the fish are headed after they swim past Port Moller.
Another two million on the books yesterday, and Area Management Biologist Travis Elison speculates on how long catches’ll stay at that level. And, we check in with the fleet on who’s staying and going and why.
Today, Scott Raborn reminds that the only thing we know for sure is that the run is never quite what we expect, we check on the age of fish returning so far this summer, plus a salmon ecology lesson at Lake Clark.
Still a waiting game in Bristol Bay today - Westside Manager Tim Sands tells us why we're waiting for Nushagak Drifters to get a chance to wet their lines, and in the meantime, Kate Consenstein fills us in on plans to market Bristol Bay sockeye to Boulder foodies.
Dear Bristol Bay – we’re pretty sure you hit a million sockeye total run today; 40-some-odd-million more to go, and Port Moller indicates a few more should be on the way. Plus, we hear about how power plants could produce ice on the side.
Alaska's Board of Fisheries is meeting in Anchorage this week to talk about Bristol Bay, but the Bristol Bay drift permit holder on the board won't be able to participate in deliberations on some possible changes.