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Fisheries

Fisheries

  • U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Mary Peltola gave video presentations on the first day of Kodiak’s commercial fisheries trade show, ComFish. The seafood industry is facing historic challenges and the pair hope closing a loophole on Russian imports could help bolster Alaska’s presence in markets. The expo for ComFish was held in the Kodiak …
  • This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: North Peninsula dungeness season is about to open, as reported by Andy Lusk and Sofia Stuart-Rasi of KUCB, KFSK’s Shelby Herbert reports that Trident has finalized sale of its Petersburg plant,Silver Bay is stepping into Peter Pan’s shoes, according to Theo Greenly of KUCB, Jack …
  • Kodiak’s annual commercial fisheries trade show, ComFish, is April 10-13. Ellen Simeonoff is the executive director of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the trade show. It’s her first year lining up the booths and contacting presenters but she said she was grateful for help from the ComFish Committee. “They help determine the blueprint …
  • This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Davis Hovey reports that the only salmon buyer in Kodiak’s Alitak Bay is pulling out just before the summer season begins, Brian Venua offers a story on new funding for mapping harmful algal blooms on the Oscar Dyson, and then Davis Hovey is back with …
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel Oscar Dyson left its homeport in Kodiak on April 1. The boat mostly provides insight into Alaska’s fish populations, from the Gulf of Alaska to the Bering Sea. The Oscar Dyson docked at Kodiak’s Pier 2 on March 31. Most of the day was foggy and misty …
  • Kodiak’s herring sac roe fishery opens April 1 at 9:00 a.m. with another year of massive harvest levels. But because of continued market problems, few local fishermen are expected to participate and a surplus of fish could be left in the water. This year’s guideline harvest level is more than 8,000 tons for Kodiak’s sac …
  • There’s a new partnership to monitor Kodiak Island beaches for harmful algal blooms, which spread marine toxins like Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. Academic, federal, and tribal entities are working to better understand which waters are most susceptible to the toxins. The project’s partners held a presentation about what they hope to find on Near Island …
  • The Kodiak’s Fisheries Workgroup wants to host informational forums to speed along fish-related action items for the City Council and Borough Assembly. That was one decision the joint municipal body agreed on Wednesday, March 27, at its first forum in over four years. The Kodiak Fisheries Workgroup last held a meeting in Dec. of 2019. …
  • This week on the Alaska Fisheres Report with Terry Haines: Meredith Redick reports on fish tracking with eDNA for KCAW, The Yukon River Intertribal Fish Commission hits the Federal Subsistence Board with a Special Action Request, story by KUAC’s Dan Bross,and Alaska Public Media’s Wesley Early talks to historian Bathsheba Demuth about her trip along …
  • OBI Seafoods announced earlier this month [March 8] that it would not be buying salmon from the setnet fleet in Kodiak’s Alitak District. The decision does not affect the area’s seine fleet. Less than three months before the commercial season opens, dozens of fishers are reeling from the surprise announcement. On a Friday evening earlier …