Avery Lill, KDLG - Dillingham

Avery Lill, KDLG - Dillingham

Nushagak District reopens to commercial fishing

After being closed for nearly a week following a fuel spill from a sunken vessel, the Nushagak District reopened to set and drift fishermen Tuesday afternoon. Listen now

Storage building in Dillingham boat harbor catches fire

The aluminum and wooden building continued to smolder into the evening. It was a building that was repossessed by the city from its previous owner in 2015 and was used mainly for storage. No injuries or damage to boats have been reported.

Commercial fishing in Igushik again closed due to fuel spill from F/V Pacific Knight

At 4 p.m. on Sunday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game recieved reports that people in Igushik could see and smell fuel on the water. In response, the Igushik Section of the Nushagak District closed to commercial fishing at 6 p.m.

Nushagak fishing district closed as officials attempt to contain a fuel leak

A man is still missing and fuel is leaking from the wreckage after the F/V Pacific Knight sank near Clark's Point on Wednesday. This afternoon, ADF&G closed commercial fishing in the Nushagak District due to risk of spilled fuel contaminating fish and fishing gear. Listen now

Tender capsizes near Clark’s Point

The United States Coast Guard recieved a report this morning: The F/V Pacific Knight, a 58-foot longliner operating as tender in Bristol Bay, capsized near Clark's Point. One person is missing. Listen now

Body of Togiak fisherman who fell overboard found

The body of a fisherman who fell overboard on Monday in Togiak Bay was found yesterday. Listen now

Board of Fisheries declares low Chignik sockeye returns an emergency

The Alaska Board of Fisheries declared the low sockeye return to the Chignik River an emergency at a meeting on Tuesday. Members voted to keep the subsection of the Dolgoi Islands and Southeastern District Mainland area closed through August 8. Listen now

F/V Kristi sinks near Clark’s Point, all on board survive

When the F/V Kristi lost power on Saturday in the Nushagak District, the tide pushed it between two much larger ships, where it lodged on a Yokohama fender. The Kristi sank, and the captain and crew escaped with seconds to spare. Listen now

AK: Bristol Bay fishing captains ‘speed hire’ to find their perfect match

Men and women move seats at a long row of folding tables. Their goal: to convince the captains on the other side that they are the one. Listen now

China to slap tariffs on Alaska seafood, among other U.S. products

China plays a major role Alaska’s seafood industry, so the tariffs would affect a significant portion of the market. Listen now

Sen. Cantwell asks Army to expand, extend Pebble scoping period

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, a Democrat from Washington, sent a letter to the U.S Assistant Secretary of the Army today in regards to the permitting process for the proposed Pebble Mine. Listen now

Four gubernatorial candidates to debate at Bristol Bay Fish Expo

Four candidates running for state governor in November’s election will participate in the June 9 debate at the Bristol Bay Fish Expo in Naknek. Listen now

Pebble Mine loses funding from First Quantum Minerals

A major business deal has fallen through for the proposed Pebble Mine. A Canadian mining company, First Quantum Minerals, will no longer back the controversial project. Listen now

Seiners take 17,500 tons of herring in Togiak and Port Moller

The purse seine fleet in Togiak took 16,500 tons in 11 days. In Port Moller, seiners took 1,000 tons in 39 hours. Listen now

Walrus haul out near Bristol Bay village

Residents saw a few hundred walrus hauled out at the beginning of April. By the end of April, they reported seeing about a thousand. On a recent flight over the shoreline, an Alaska Fish and Game biologist saw only 100. Listen now

Deadline for Northern Dynasty and First Quantum to finalize Pebble option agreement extended, again

First Quantum Minerals and Northern Dynasty announced today another delay in finalizing their option agreement. Listen now

Troopers intercept 56 grams of heroin in Togiak

Alaska State Troopers contacted Patrick Einhellig, 32, of Dillingham when he arrived at the Togiak airport on Friday. Investigation revealed that he was carrying heroin worth at least $56,000 in Bristol Bay. Listen now

Togiak herring fishing gets windy start

The Togiak herring fishery opened Sunday morning with a windy start. Gusts over 30 mph posed a challenge for fishermen during the state’s largest sac roe herring fishery. Listen now

USACE takes public comment in Dillingham on Pebble Project, format generates frustration

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took public comment on the Pebble Mine plan in Dillingham on Tuesday. Listen now

At USACE scoping meetings in Iliamna Lake region, locals express concerns about Pebble

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers solicited public comment on the proposed Pebble Mine plan at five scoping meetings last week. At the two meetings on the shores of Iliamna Lake, near the Pebble deposit and proposed mine infrastructure, locals turned out to ask the Army Corps to consider possible effects a mine could have on their way of life. Listen now