Tag Archives: sockeye salmon

Low escapement closes Kodiak subsistence, sport fishing on Buskin, Afognak

Sockeye salmon schooling in Hidden Lake. (Photo by USFWS/Katrina Mueller) Daysha Eaton/KMXT The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is closing sport and subsistence fishing on Kodiak’s Litnik or Afognak Lake and Buskin River drainages due to low escapement. The closure begins Saturday. ADF&G closed sport and subsistence sockeye salmon fishing in the Afognak River and the Buskin River systems. “Right now …

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Alaska sockeye market shifts away from Japan

Sockeye in stream. (Photo by Watershed_Watch / flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The demand for Alaska sockeye has shifted away from some of the traditional Asian markets. McDowell Group seafood economist Andy Wink says in the early 2000s, most Bristol Bay sockeye was fated to either be canned or shipped frozen to Japan. He says that’s a much smaller part of the …

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Preliminary Forecast Predicts Above Average Pink Season in 2017

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game recently released its preliminary 2017 salmon forecasts for the Kodiak Management Area, and it paints a much rosier picture for pink salmon in the new year. The humpy harvest in 2016 was an unmitigated disaster for Kodiak fishermen, with just 3.25-million fish delivered, on a forecast of 16.2-million. The wild pink salmon harvest, …

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ADF&G Closing Pasagshak River to Sockeye Angling

Low escapement of sockeye salmon to a popular Kodiak road system river will result in its closing at a minute past midnight on Saturday morning. That announcement was made Thursday morning by the Kodiak office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. With just 373 sockeye salmon counted at the Pasagshak River weir as of Wednesday, Fish and Game …

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Bag Limit Increases on Buskin for Largest Sockeye

The sockeye salmon bag and possession limit in the Buskin River drainage has been increased for the largest of the returning red salmon. In an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, sport anglers, starting June 9, can now keep five sockeye salmon 20-inches or longer per day. The bag and possession limit for the fish under 20-inches …

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Boy Scout Lake to Rear Salmon Fry Over the Winter


Floating net pens in Boy Scout Lake will house salmon fry over the winter. Brianna Gibbs/KMXT photo Brianna Gibbs/KMXT Kodiak residents driving by Boy Scout Lake may have noticed something new on the water’s surface. The lake, which is located along Rezanof Drive West, about halfway between Dead Man’s Curve and the airport, is about to become the temporary home …

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