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Fishermen are Having an Easier Time Finding Good Sized Pollock This Year

Fishing boat going out to sea. (Photo: Gruscana/ Oscar’s Dock and Boats of Kodiak/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT There are four federally managed pollock seasons in the Gulf of Alaska. Currently, the last one of 2017 is underway. According to Josh Keaton, an inseason manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this year’s pollock fishery has gone relatively smoothly. “I think ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Celebrates Transfer of Alaska to the United States

Baranov Museum. (Photo by J. Stephen Conn / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Wednesday marked the 150th anniversary of the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States. Baranov Museum collections manager Michael Bach says many people have referred to the 1867 purchase as Seward’s Folly. “It was viewed as a mistake and there’s contention because at that time it wasn’t ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Oct. 19, 2017

Coming up this week on the Alaska Fisheries Report, Kodiak’s cod season could have been better. One of the challenges fishermen faced was a shrinking cod population. Also, Bristol Bay sees another drop in the total allowable catch for red king crab, tanner crab, and snow crab in the 2017 – 2018 season. We had help from KDLG’s Dave Bendinger ... Read More »

Walk Brings Awareness to Connection Between Pets and Domestic Violence

An Alaskan Malamute. (Photo by brando / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT An abused pet may be the first sign of domestic violence. That’s according to Beth Davis with the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center. She says neighbors are usually the ones to make the call about neglected or abused animals. “They know something’s going on in the home, and they ... Read More »

Coast Guard Opens Winter Base in Cold Bay

MH-60 Jayhawk parked in Cold Bay. (Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen/Coast Guard) Mitch Borden/KMXT Early this week Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak opened up its forward operating base in the Aleutian community of Cold Bay. The base consists of one MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an aircrew. The facility is active from October to mid-March. Petty Officer Charly ... Read More »

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