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Mar 05 2015
State House Voices Opposition to Aleutian Sanctuary
Thursday, 05 March 2015
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    On Wednesday, Alaska’s House of Representatives voted to oppose the creation of an Aleutian Islands National Maritime Sanctuary. 
    House Joint Resolution 7, sponsored by Representative Bryce Edgmon, lays out reasons why the massive sanctuary proposal is not a good idea, including that no local governing bodies from Bristol Bay out through the Aleutian Chain have offered any support for it.
    A group called PEER, for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, nominated approximately 554-thousand square nautical miles of waters north and south of the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Chain to be a new marine sanctuary.
    The resolution, adopted unanimously in the House, says the Legislature is “vehemently” opposed to this idea. HJR 7 now goes to the Senate for consideration. 
 
Mar 05 2015
The Alaska Fisheries Report
Thursday, 05 March 2015

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Coming up this week, lots of fishy news out of Sitka where the Board of Fish has been meeting, and what's going on with P-Cod in Cook Inlet. We had lots of help from the hardworking news team at KCAW, Robert Woolsey and Rachel Waldholz in Sitka, and from KBBI's Shady Grove Oliver in Homer. 

 
Mar 04 2015
Seafood Preservation Under Pressure
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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    University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service agent Linda Tannehill, visiting Kodiak from Soldotna, taught a class Tuesday night to volunteers who later this week will help local canners get ready to put up this summer's bounty.
    On pressure cookers used in canning, Tannehill says the dial gauge is an important tool when processing certain foods, and that was the focus of last night's class.
    “It creates the temperature inside to 240 to 250 degrees so that it will kill the Clostridium botulinum spores in low acid food like meat fish and vegetables,” Tannehill said. “And that’s what those spores can cause. Botulism.”
    The volunteers are now prepared to assist the public with calibrating the gauges on pressure cookers. You can bring them to the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center Thursday night from 6 to 7 p.m. 
 
Mar 04 2015
Hear the Stories Behind the Objects
Wednesday, 04 March 2015

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Tonight fans of Kodiak Island history get the chance to delve into the stories behind some select items in the Baranov Museum's extensive collection. Visitors will be guided by Anjuli Grantham, the museum's curator. She was interviewed on today's KMXT Morning News with Jay Barrett. 

 
Mar 03 2015
Young Kodiak Fisherman Found Dead in Bunk
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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    Though Troopers are still awaiting autopsy results from the state medical examiner, their investigation revealed nothing suspicious aboard a Kodiak fishing vessel where a crewman was found dead Saturday morning.
    A little after 11 a.m. On Saturday, Troopers were notified by the skipper of the fishing vessel Alaskan Dream that 29-year-old Sean O'Callahan was found dead in his bunk.
    The Alaskan Dream was headed to fishing grounds near the south end of Kodiak Island, but turned around to meet Troopers back in Kodiak and turn over O'Callahan's body. It was then sent to Anchorage for an autopsy. 
    The Troopers conducted an investigation on board the Alaskan Dream and in their report say nothing suspicious was observed. It appears O'Callahan passed away in his sleep sometimes during the night.
    O'Callahan's mother posted to her son's Facebook page that she would be scattering some of his ashes in Kodiak waters and more in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, with dates to be announced.
 
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