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Chignik sockeye runs meet escapement goals for the first time since 2018 crash

It’s the first time the early sockeye run has met its minimum escapement since it collapsed in 2018.
a sailboat on the water

Voyage from Homer to Bristol Bay commemorates fishery’s sailing tradition

The journey commemorates an iconic period in the fishery’s history, says the director of the Bristol Bay Historical Society Museum.
An Alaska Native man in a red button up shit sits at a table lookinng at a camera

Everybody liked Mike: Manokotak remembers Yup’ik elder Mike Minista

Manokotak resident Mike Minista died of COVID-19 complications at the age of 66 in Anchorage in early December

Manokotak faces less subsistence hunting due to restricted caribou quota

Tribal leaders are worried that the hunting restrictions could threaten food security.
Two caribou in redish tundra and a few scattered sprice trees in the background

Hunting tourism in Alaska drops amid COVID-19 restrictions

ADF&G has sold just a quarter of the number of nonresident hunting licenses it usually sells.
Several hundred walrus lie on a dark gray beach

Officials investigate suspected poaching after walrus deaths in Bristol Bay

USFWS is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information about the illegal killing of walruses in the Bristol Bay region.
A bull and cow caribou on yellow tundra.

200 missing caribou push managers to drastically limit season on Nushagak Peninsula

The restrictions are a stark reversal from last season, when managers liberalized hunting on the peninsula.