Tag Archives: Bristol Bay Fisheries Report

Listen to the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, July 18, 2016

IMG_1234The total run to Bristol Bay through Sunday is now 41.2 million. Sunday was another two million fish day, with 1.5 million landed and 500,000 counted as escapement. Will this run reach or surpass the preaseason forecasts? (ADF&G – 46 million / FRI – 51.9 million) Naknek-Kvichak Sunday harvest: 809,000 (821 sockeye avg. per drift delivery) Ugashik: 308,000 (1205) Egegik: 291,000 (857)Nushagak: 186,000 (589) Togiak had the day off.  On tonight’s program, Egegik fisherman and BBFA board member David Kopra reacts to a price posted by Icicle Seafoods of .75/lb for sockeye, plus a .15/lb chilling bonus. (Icicle also says chums .40/lb, kings $1.25/lb, pinks .23/lb, silvers .55/lb.) One longtime Trident Seafoods fisherman says his company offered the same for reds. (Like to share what your companies have posted?  Email Dave or Molly or call 907-842-5281.)  Plus, FRI’s Curry Cunningham breaks down the district runs, and weighs in on what tail that Naknek Kvichak district may, or may not, see this week. Listen to the report here 10:59

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 23, 2015

 There’s an emergency Board of Fisheries meeting tomorrow to discuss who can fish in the Togiak District when, and what’s coming for the Bristol Bay meeting later this fall, plus – more fishermen unhappy about prices. Listen to the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report here 23:11

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 17, 2015

pushed to the limitThe fishery is usually winding down this time of year, but  folks on the east side say catches – and the wind – is going strong. Area Managers Travis Elison and Paul Salomone talk about fishing in the Naknek-Kvichak, Egegik and Ugashik Districts, the port in Naknek is busy, and fishermen talk about the wind and their limits. Listen to the report here 08:15

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, July 4, 2015

nakeen homepack, bbfr july 4 2015Coming up today, as the total run pushes past 10 million sockeye, Port Moller Test Fishery says the it’s  likely coming in smaller (a lot smaller) than predicted. ADF&G’s Travis Ellison is seeing a bump of fish to the Kvichak River, and author/painter/veteran Bristol Bay fisherman Dick Smith joins us for a conversation about the old days in the fishery, and his new book Bristol Bay Boy. The migration this year has been very odd. However, at this point we must consider the possibility of a smaller run. Listen to the report here 23:13

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, June 26 2015

Fishing is picking up in the Nushagak and Egegik districts, but the Naknek-Kvichak fleet is still on the sidelines. On tonight’s show, an update from ADF&G’s Tim Sands and Travis Elison, some details on the sale of Icicle Seafoods, plus a run down of the rest of the day’s news and numbers. Hannah Colton hosts KDLG’s Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Friday June 26, 2015. Listen to the report here 15:36

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 21, 2015 with KDLG’s Molly Dischner

bristol bay fishing report 6-21-15Today we hear the news the westside has been waiting for – setnets are going in the water – and take a trip from Kachemak Bay to Bristol Bay. A look at Sunday’s catch and escapement numbers, an interview with area managers from both sides of the bay, and a journey from Kachemak Bay to Bristol Bay. That, plus a conversation about fisheries research with UW’s Daniel Schindler. Listen to the report here 19:03

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 12, 2015

Tim Sands joins for a discussion on Westside counts and more on his plan to open fishing at 30,000 sockeye up the Wood River. Law enforcement has some thoughts on how fishermen can help make this a fair fishery. Plus a look at some of the industry spinning up in Togiak. Listen to the report here 10:30

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 2, 2015 with Molly Dischner

KDLG’s Molly Dischner has June 2’s Bristol Bay Fisheries Report. Listen here for a conversation with ADFG Area Manager for the Naknek-Kvichak District Travis Elison, an update from Copper River Seafoods’ Bristol Bay Manager Vojta Novak about the new plant in Naknek,  info on the local halibut and herring fisheries, and other news. Listen to the report here 19:23

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report’s for July 4th, and 5th, 2014

Listen to The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 4th, and Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 5, 2014 with Mike Mason, KDLG 22:02

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 27, 2014 By Mike Mason

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Friday June 27 includes an update on the strong push of sockeye into and through the Nushagak District and a story about the efforts by the BB-RSDA to study a driftnet buyback program in Bristol Bay.  We also take a look at the latest harvest and escapement numbers for Bristol Bay and hear about a project to use photo’s from the fishing grounds to fight development of the controversial Pebble Mine. Listen to the report here 11:17

Listen to Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 20, 2014

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 20th includes an update on harvest and escapement across the Bay and a story about an effort to reinstate the J-1 Visa program for Alaska’s seafood processing industry.   The report also includes a story about the efforts of the BB-RSDA to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. Click here 19:45

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 13, 2014

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. Listen to the report by Mike Mason  11:59

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, August 3 By Mike Mason

radio-microphoneThe Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, August 3 includes an update on the effort to certify Alaska’s salmon fisheries as sustainable under the MSC label. The report also features a story about new research to track the migration of Nushagak River kings salmon. All of that and more in the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, August 3 [email protected]

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 27 and 28 with Mike Mason

radio-microphoneThe Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 27th and 28th includes several stories that were not included in the Fisheries Report aired on Friday. [email protected]

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 20 and 21

radio-microphoneThe Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for June 20 and 21 includes additional content not included in the Report for Friday, June 19. [email protected]

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Friday, July 19

radio-microphoneThe Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Friday, July 19th includes an examination of the large price increase this season in the Bay.   We also check out some priorities for the pending reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Act and we’ll explore the controversy surrounding Wal-Mart’s decision to only stock salmon carrying the MSC sustainability label. All of that and more in the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Friday, July 19th.    [email protected]

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Sunday, July 14 – Mike Mason

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Sunday, July 14 includes the latest information on the prices being offered by the major processors and an update on the response to the sunken tender Lone Star. We also tour the Icicle Wood River plant and hear about a new vessel that will be entering the Bering Sea long-line fleet. All of that and more in the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Sunday, July 14. [email protected]

Listen to Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, July 13 with Mike Mason KDLG

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, July 13th includes the latest on the price for sockeye this season and an update on the response to the sunken fishing tender Lone Star in the mouth of the Igushik River. We also have a report on Silver Bay Seafood’s entering the Bristol Bay market in 2014. All of that and more in the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, July 13th.  [email protected]

Listen to the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Friday, July 5

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 5 includes a story about the closure in the Nushagak District due to fuel leaking from the sunken tender Lone Star. [email protected]g

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, June 29

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, June 29 includes an update on how things are faring for the ongoing Port Moller Test Fishery and the latest genetic stock composition estimates. The report also includes a story about the latest in-season forecast from the University of Washington’s “Fisheries Research Institute”. All of that and more in the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Saturday, June 29. The report is hosted by KDLG News Director Mike Mason. listen