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This summer a clean-up effort in Togiak National Wildlife Refuge removed more than a ton of junk from the area.


Two diesel projects in the Bristol Bay area were announced in a White House release in early September.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 11, 2015

Jun 11, 2015
Courtesy Adrienne Christensen

Tonight we check-in on what's happening over on the east side, and get an update on the Bristol Bay halibut fishery.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 10, 2015

Jun 10, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Tonight we hear BBEDC  President/CEO Norm Van Vactor's outlook for Bristol Bay fisheries and check out what's happening in Togiak.

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A woman from Togiak is facing drug charges for allegedly smoking oxycodone at the Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham. Last Thursday afternoon the Dillingham Police Department was asked to investigate a report that a pregnant woman and another woman, who had just given birth, were smoking oxycodone in the delivery/OB room at the Kanakanak Hospital.


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.

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.

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.

Escapement to the Togiak River is Behind Schedule

Jul 13, 2014

The sockeye run to Bristol Bay keeps chugging right along as the escapement goals have been achieved for the Igushik, Nushagak, Wood, Kvichak, Naknek and Egegik Rivers. It looks like the Ugashik River will eventually get to the lower end of the goal but the fate of the Togiak River is still in doubt. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

Tim Sands

The largest herring fishery in Alaska opens up Sunday night but serious fishing could be on hold for a day or 2. The Togiak sac-roe herring fishery will open at 6-pm after biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game spotted enough herring in the district to warrant a commercial fishery.

Thorey Munro

The largest herring fishery in Alaska is the Togiak sac-roe herring fishery and many stakeholders in the fishery are preparing for an early start. That includes the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this preview.

Togiak District Preview

Apr 3, 2014

The sockeye run to the Togiak District is forecasted to be up this year according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. KDLG’s Mike Mason took a look at the recently released outlook for commercial fishing and filed this report.


The 2013 sockeye run to Bristol Bay will likely go down in memory as a run that came in below the preseason forecast. That’s true. However, as KDLG’s Mike Mason explains, the run to the westernmost fishing district came in slightly above forecast.

The details of this year’s commercial sockeye fishery in the Togiak District were outlined in detail during this week’s meeting of the Nushagak Fish and Game Advisory Committee. KDLG’s Mike Mason was there and filed this report.

How Many Shrews Can A Rainbow Trout Eat?

Sep 11, 2013

A rainbow trout from the Togiak Refuge may have broken a record. As APRN's Dave Waldron reports, the record may be disturbing, but it is truly impressive.