Tag Archives: Battle on the Bay

The Facts: Discovery/Animal Planet’s “Battle on the Bay” – Reality, or Made for TV Drama.

In January, Discovery/Animal Planet debuted a new “reality TV” show that follows five of the 1,747 Bristol Bay salmon permit holders that fished during the 2014 season. The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA), which represents all the Bay’s salmon driftnet fishermen, would like to set the record straight on a few things. Read the rest here 11:58

Animal Planet’s Alaska: Battle on the Bay – 1,800 Captains Battle Nature, the Law and Each Other for the Ultimate Fishing Payday

On the bay, the arm of the law is long, tempers are short and every single decision is the difference between drawing a huge income and settling for pennies. The series opens just days before the annual migration of more than 44 million sockeye salmon in Alaska’s Bristol Bay and closely follows five captains and their ships. This Battle on the Bay comes with several tough challenges. Read the rest here 14:30