Despite all the weirdness with individual fisheries, this summer’s statewide salmon catch looks to be one of the best ever. In fact, early numbers put it on track to be the eighth largest haul since 1975.
In Bristol Bay more than 56 million salmon swam home this summer. Price right now is about $1.35 and it’s expected to keep rising.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is set to meet in Homer starting September 30. The last time the council met in Homer was back in 1983, more than three decades ago.
And we finish up with a happy-ending story about a man who’s tender sank off Kodiak and who lived to tell the story because his safety gear was up-to-snuff.
We had help from Izzy Ross at KDLG in Dillingham and Laine Welch at Alaska Fish Radio.
Is your EPIRB registration up to date? Accurate information helps the Coast Guard know whose signal has gone off and gives on-shore contact information. That extra bit of info could make all the difference in rescuers finding you in time.