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  1. Ferry makes extra stop in Chignik after salmon fishery failureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The salmon-counting weir on the Chignik River, where not enough fish were seen to allow fishermen to earn a living this disastrous summer, had to be pulled early after it started washing away. The near-complete collapse of the commercial salmon fishery this summer led to an economic disaster declaration from Gov. Bill Walker.

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  2. NASA astronaut candidate resigns from program for first time since 1968Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 28 | MLive.com

    ... team at SpaceX. Kulin is a former ice driller in Antarctica and Taylor Glaciers, and commercial fisherman in Chignik, Alaska, according to his applicant profile. "The Alaska native earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the ...

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  3. NASA Astronaut Candidate Resigns Prior to Qualifying for SpaceflightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 27 | Space.com

    ... to becoming an astronaut candidate , he previously worked as an ice driller in Antarctica, a commercial fisherman in Chignik, Alaska, and as the senior manager for flight reliability at SpaceX, leading the company's Launch Chief Engineering group in ...

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  4. Kenai River to reopen to sockeye salmon fishingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 21 | Peninsula Clarion

    ... managers forecast, leading to closures in personal use, sport, subsistence and commercial fisheries from Yakutat to Chignik.

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  5. Bristol Bay harvest hits 37 million, but statewide take down by a thirdRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    ... expected decline of pinks. Catches of sockeye, the big money fish, are off by millions at places like Copper River, Chignik and Kodiak, which has had the weakest sockeye harvest in nearly 40 years. The weekly update by the Alaska Seafood Marketing ...

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  6. Board of Fisheries declares low Chignik sockeye returns an emergencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | APRN

    Like many Gulf of Alaska communities, far fewer sockeye are returning to the Chignik River than forecasted. Chignik has an early and late run.

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  7. Commercially harvested red or sockeye salmon, Kenai PeninsulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 | Anchorage Daily News

    A dreadful sockeye run in the Chignik salmon fishery, on the south side of the Alaska Peninsula, is imperiling commercial and subsistence fishermen and distressing the community there. In the Chignik salmon fishery, the sockeye escapement - or the number of fish allowed to escape past the fishermen to spawn - was about 190,000 fish as of Friday afternoon.

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  8. Fish Factor: Bristol Bay lone bright spot for salmon so farRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    ... 38 years. Sockeye fishing at Yakutat has been closed due to the lowest returns in 50 years; likewise, fishermen at Chignik also have yet to see an opener. Fishery scientists suspect the downturns are due to the warmest sea-surface temperatures ever ...

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  9. Load moreRead the original story

    May 30, 2018 | Capital City Weekly

    ... Bristol Bay also opens on June 1 with other Bay districts opening on June 4; the Nushagak district opens on June 11. Chignik also is set to open for sockeyes on June 1. Yakutat gillnetters will get to fish starting June 7, as will salmon fishermen ...

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  10. For Alaska sockeye salmon, record highs in Bristol Bay, record lows nearly everywhere elseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2018 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... 38 years. Sockeye fishing at Yakutat has been closed due to the lowest returns in 50 years; likewise, fishermen at Chignik also have yet to see an opener. Fishery scientists suspect the downturns are due to the warmest sea-surface temperatures ever ...

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  11. Chignik fishermen stuck ashore as sockeye run failsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2018 | APRN

    Fishing boats sit in Chignik Bay's harbor as fishermen wait for a commercial opener. "Shock is pretty much the guaranteed feeling of most people as kinda everybody walking around dazed," said Ben Allen, a local fisherman.

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  12. Salmon struggles extend to unprecedented restrictions at ChignikRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Salmon harvest around the state have been sharply curtailed this year from Copper River to Chignik, where the worst run measured since statehood has led to restrictions in neighboring fisheries to allow as much passage as possible to meet escapement goals. A tough sockeye salmon commercial fishing season is shaping up in the Gulf of Alaska, from the Copper River across to Kodiak Island and back to the mainland at Chignik.

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  13. State plans distribution of 2016 pink salmon season disaster relief fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2018 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    ... llion for Prince William Sound, $10 million for Southeast, $1.8 million for the South Alaska Peninsula, $543,000 for Chignik, $310,000 for Lower Cook Inlet and $47,000 for Yakutat.

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  14. Poor salmon runs result in low harvests, disaster requestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | Peninsula Clarion

    ... Association submitted an emergency petition to the Board of Fisheries to ask Gov. Bill Walker to declare the 2018 Chignik sockeye salmon return a disaster. The five communities in the Chignik area, located on the Alaska Peninsula southwest of the ...

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  15. Report: Early in the season, Alaska commercial salmon harvests are laggingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... 67 percent. Chum salmon harvest numbers were up 5 percent. Slow sockeye harvests in Prince William Sound, Kodiak and Chignik are a main reason for the lagging numbers, McDowell Group economist Garrett Evridge said in an email. Still, he cautioned, ...

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  16. Unexplained sockeye dropoff shuts down Yakutat fisheryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Capital City Weekly

    ... pink salmon, which only return in bulk every two years.) Slow sockeye harvests on Prince William Sound, Kodiak and Chignik spell a dire picture for sockeye harvests, though sockeye returns in Bristol Bay, Alaska's biggest sockeye run, should ...

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  17. GCI seeks customers as it considers Aleutians fiber networkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Whether undersea or underground, the mixture of water and telecommunications is a continuing challenge for GCI's TERRA Aleutian Program, aimed at improving internet and cellphone service in one of the most remote areas of Alaska. The telecommunications company is proposing an 869-mile underwater fiber optic cable route, along the south side of the Alaska Peninsula, stretching from Kodiak to Chignik and ending in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor.

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  18. Fish Factor: Salmon fishermen should see strong pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2018 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    ... Bristol Bay also opens on June 1 with other Bay districts opening on June 4; the Nushagak district opens on June 11. Chignik also is set to open for sockeyes on June 1. Yakutat gillnetters will get to fish starting June 7, as will salmon fishermen ...

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  19. A tote begins to fill during salmon season at a setnetter's site in...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2018 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... Bristol Bay also opens on June 1 with other Bay districts opening on June 4; the Nushagak district opens on June 11. Chignik also is set to open for sockeyes on June 1. Yakutat gillnetters will get to fish starting June 7, as will salmon fishermen ...

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  20. Southcentral commercial fishing jobs inched up in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | Peninsula Clarion

    ... total harvest volume , values for salmon are up and catches reached record levels in Bristol Bay for sockeye and in Chignik for chum salmon. "This suggests a resurgence for salmon fisheries this year, while other catches, such as cod, appear weaker ...

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