Biologists are forecasting another massive run of sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay this summer, raising questions in commercial fishing circles about whether the industry will be able to keep up.
Restaurants are welcoming more diners as COVID-19 restrictions relax, driving greater demand for salmon.
Fish marketing experts are assessing how the rumors could affect Alaska salmon’s image in the world.
Thousands of commercial fishery workers coming to Bristol Bay will be operating under a strict set of guidelines this season, laid out in the new mandate released last week by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. But some local leaders say it’s not enough.
A remote fishing region will soon be flooded with seasonal workers. The hospital is equipped for only four COVID-19 patients and its chief operating officer is out of a job after emailing a coronavirus conspiracy meme. Welcome to Dillingham, Alaska.
At 62.3 million fish, 2018 broke the record for Bristol Bay’s largest run ever recorded. Biologists say that abundance won’t last.
A coalition of groups is challenging EPA’s decision to throw out what some saw as a “preemptive veto” of the proposed copper and gold mine.
The commercial fishing industry puts a lot of strain on Bristol Bay’s outdated sewer system. A proposed fisheries business tax is aimed at fixing that problem.
A Superior Court judge has dismissed a Pebble-backed lawsuit against Bristol Bay’s regional seafood development association.
Six Bristol Bay commercial fishermen are suing a regional seafood association they belong to over contracts it made with groups that advocate against the proposed Pebble Mine.