Tag Archives: Alaska Fisheries Report

Alaska Fisheries Report – September 21, 2017

Coming up this week on the Alaska Fisheries report, Bristol Bay’s Nushagak King run wasn’t quite as poor as on one sonar site determined. The inaccuracy may have been partly due to a design flaw. And, Kodiak is preparing to fight back against what it sees as a major threat to its commercial salmon fishery. We had help from KDLG’s ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – August 31, 2017

On this week’s show, lawmakers and members of the fishing industry attended a Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act reauthorization hearing in Soldtona. There, they tackled fleet consolidation, limited access fisheries, and an extended pie analogy. Also, two women in Sleetmute are using a fish wheel to make up for limited gillnet fishing on the Kuskokwim River. We had help ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – August 10, 2017

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Coming up this week, the salmon season continues on its bumpy way. In the Chignik fishing district, the sockeye run is behind the forecast and the king run is so poor that that the federal government is cutting off both sport and subsistence fishing in the area. And a shortage of salmon is taking its toll on a Chilkat river ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – July 13, 2017

Kayla Desroches / KMXT Coming up this week, the owner of a family-run processing plant wants to pay locals in the Kuskokwim Bay area for their coho haul. Also, scuba diving in Alaska waters isn’t just for people with a love for adventure and a tolerance for cold temperatures. It also helps the state determine what can be harvested in ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – June 15, 2017

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, a scientific study claims that the1989 Exxon-Valdez oil spill had less of an impact on the declines in salmon and herring numbers than previously thought. And, in Bristol Bay, local fabricators are expanding into building set net skiffs. They’re customizing those vessels to suit fishermen’s needs. We had help this week from Alaska Public ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – June 8, 2017

  Maggie Wall/KMXT Salmon season is coming on strong. The Bristol Bay drift fleet upgrades their gear to include chillers and upgrades the quality taken to market. Copper River kings are stronger than forecasted. More than 40 boats fished in the Prince William Sound shrimp fishery. Cod, Dungeness, Pollock, halibut and more all going on in various parts of the ... Read More »

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