Alaska Fisheries Report — July 11, 2019



First a look at sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay. But not just the numbers of fish caught or forecasted. We talk with biologists about how they get those numbers and why different forecasters get different numbers.

The salmon dock in Whittier got walloped by an explosion and fire. One man is missing and the mayor says the dock is out of commission at the worst time possible—at the peak of processing for Whittier’s three plants and as ‘millions and millions’ of salmon are being processed.

 And finally, there are a lot of weird things happening in the ocean which is causing a lot of weird things happening with Alaska’s fish. A biologist tells us about changes in parasites in fish.



We had help from Sage Smiley at KDLG in Dillingham, Anna Rose McArthur at KYUK in Bethel. And Alaska Fish Radio’s Laine Welch.

Good luck fishing everyone, and remember life vests really do save lives. Use one. And definitely be sure to have one on your kids when they are near the water.


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