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Alaska Fisheries Report: Aug 17 – 19 2017

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Coming up this week, the Dungeness crab season closed three weeks early in Southeast this summer. We find out why. And, a lot of Alaska salmon goes to China for processing, yet farmed salmon is more common in Chinese markets. One University of Alaska professor looks at whether or not consumers would be willing to purchase wild Alaska salmon instead. ... Read More »

Borough may Donate Artifacts to Alutiiq Museum

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will decide if it’ll donate a selection of artifacts to the Alutiiq museum at its regular meeting Thursday evening. The artifacts come from an excavation that the museum conducted on borough land in Womens Bay. They currently are on loan to the museum. This excavation was the fourth at the Kashevaroff site, says ... Read More »

Kodiak Island Looks at Internet Solutions for Island Communities

Microwave tower in New York. Paul_houle / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak has easy access to internet compared to many other rural locations in the state, but Kodiak Island’s village communities are struggling. Village residents, local Native corporations, and community partners are trying to figure out how to bridge the digital gap. Port Lions, on the North End ... Read More »

Sun’aq Wins Grant to Study Invasive Species and Effect on Subsistence Resources

Signal crayfish are not native to Alaska. Discovered in the Buskin River in 2001, the population is now well established and breeding. Lisa Hupp/USFWS Kayla Desroches/KMXT What kind of threat do invasive crayfish in Alaska pose to subsistence resources? That’s a question the Sun’aq Tribe won a grant to study. The award was announced Tuesday. Tribal biologist Kelly Krueger says ... Read More »

A Bear was Put Down at the Buskin River

Lisa Hupp/USFWS Mitch Borden/KMXT Recently, Alaska State Troopers killed a bear along the buskin river because it was harassing fishermen. Sergeant Todd Mountain of the Wildlife Troopers says they got a call about the situation and dispatched two officers to see what was going on. They found a young male bear aggressively going after people’s catches at the Pump House ... Read More »

El Chicano Restaurant to Downsize

El Chicano building. Mitch Borden / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT El Chicano Mexican Restaurant and Cantina is moving after 22 years in its current location downtown. But it’s not going far. KMXT sat down with owner Ana Bravo to chat about the restaurant’s future. Bravo sits in the bar area during off-hours. It’s a large room. Large enough for all the ... Read More »

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