Saturday, July 23, 2016

Bristol Bay bounty

Gillnetters have had a big year at Bristol Bay.

The sockeye catch stands at 35.9 million fish, with the season now grinding to its conclusion. That's well above the state's preseason harvest forecast of 29.5 million.

Even better, the major processors have posted a base price to fishermen of 75 cents a pound, up from last year's disappointing 50 cents.

The Naknek-Kvichak District has been the most productive of the bay's five fishing zones with a catch of more than 13 million sockeye.


Anonymous said...

Best fishery, best quality. Bristol Bay is hard to beat.

Anonymous said...

No, to all of that.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the details of the state doing some bastardized form of cost recovery. They are catching fish that aren't even hatchery salmon in Kodiak. I don't see how it can even be legal or how they can justify it. Obviously they are desprit for money, hopefully someone sues them so they loose all the money defending themselves.