Bristol Bay salmon fishermen, smarting from the low prices they received for sockeye this summer, want more transparency from the companies that buy their fish.

Jeannette Lee Falsey
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates that between 36 and 56 million sockeye will return to Bristol Bay next summer, another big year even if the total comes in at the low end. Molly Dischner | Bristol Bay Times
For the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, budget cuts have meant less monitoring of fish runs, a change that will lead to more conservative management and less fishing opportunity.Joe Viechnicki/
A Kodiak man working as a commercial diver aboard a vessel in the sea cucumber fishery near Kodiak was airlifted to an area hospital Sunday but couldn’t be resuscitated, troopers said.Chris Klint
The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association took another step away from prior efforts to fight Pebble Mine with the election of a new board president.Molly Dischner and Dave Bendinger
The state boards of fish and game are seeking cost-cutting ideas for both of the panels and state agencies that provide information to the boardsLaine Welch
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that fishery managers did not follow state law before lowering the harvest limit of sockeye in a Southeast fishery and arresting state Sen. Albert Kookesh and three other fishermen. Pat Forgey
The possibility was raised a few years ago when seafood workers in Dutch Harbor noticed that some of the cod they were processing came with extra features -- partially digested birds in the fish stomachs. Yereth Rosen

Kachemak Bay commercial oyster farmers Greg and Weatherly Bates aim for a bounty of 1 million in a few years.

Joseph Robertia,Loren Holmes
State biologist Mark Stichert speculates the Tanner drop-off is due to increased predation by growing numbers of cod, pollock and flatfish in the Gulf of Alaska, along with environmental factors.Laine Welch