Sage Smiley, KDLG - Dillingham
Third year of abysmal salmon runs leaves Chignik looking for answers
Chignik’s early run of sockeye this year is the lowest on record, and it failed to meet its lower-end escapement goal for the third year in a row. With commercial fishing at a standstill, the community is struggling to make ends meet.
Pandemic pushes fishermen to call for more government support
A loosening of PPP rules allowed fishermen to take advantage of easy loans, but some are saying it's not enough.
Brooks Camp closes due to COVID-19 cases
The Brooks Camp Developed Area of Katmai National Park and Preserve is closed due to multiple cases of COVID-19 among residents of the area.
Bristol Bay: the not-so-hot COVID-19 hot spot
Bristol Bay Borough is the county with the highest nationally-reported rates of COVID-19 infections per capita in the United States. But the borough hasn’t had a single resident case, and there has been no community spread of the virus.
With unknowns on the supply and the demand side, salmon markets have become unstable
An economist says that increased operating costs due to the pandemic, a decline in restaurant demand, and a decline in consumers' incomes has resulted in a huge amount of uncertainty in the salmon market.
Katmai National Park unveils new permanent Brooks River Bridge
For years, Katmai National Park has had a problem with "bear jams." On June 30, the park opened a new, permanent, elevated bridge aimed at fixing the problem for good.