Author Archives: Kayla Desroches

Company wins recognition for cod dog treats

Cod crunchies fish treats for dogs from Alaskan Leader. (Courtesy of Alaskan Leader) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaskan Leader, a self-described “Hook & Line” fishing company, just took away a couple of wins at the Alaska Symphony of Seafoods, a competition that recognizes Alaska seafood products. It won first place in the retail division for its “Premium Wild Caught Alaskan Cod with ... Read More »

Kelp farmers outplant first seeded lines of season

Kelp. (Photo by Ratha Grimes / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A company that turns seaweed into pasta is planting the season’s first round of kelp in Alaska waters. This week, Blue Evolution is set to transfer seeded line from its lab to the waters around Ketchikan and Kodiak. Recently, they successfully transferred seeded line into Larsen Bay in Kodiak. Set net ... Read More »

Alaska sockeye market shifts away from Japan

Sockeye in stream. (Photo by Watershed_Watch / flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The demand for Alaska sockeye has shifted away from some of the traditional Asian markets. McDowell Group seafood economist Andy Wink says in the early 2000s, most Bristol Bay sockeye was fated to either be canned or shipped frozen to Japan. He says that’s a much smaller part of the ... Read More »

Kodiak hosts community forum on domestic violence

Community forum in Best Western Kodiak Harbor Room. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Members of the community touched on poverty, substance abuse, and other elements that may lead to domestic abuse at a community forum Friday. More than 20 people showed up at the Best Western Kodiak Harbor Room for the opportunity to speak with the state ... Read More »

Cowboy event brings dutch oven cooking and themed carols

Dutch oven cooking. (Photo by Jeff Harmon / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Baptist Mission will kick off the first of December with a cowboy themed meal and performance. Assistant executive director Kelli Foreman say the event is a nod to Kodiak’s cattle ranching history and the lifestyle of some of its current residents. Foreman says she, like many local ... Read More »

McDowell Group releases 2017 Fall sockeye market analysis

Sockeye salmon schooling in Hidden Lake. (Photo by Katrina Mueller / USFWS) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaska sockeye is seeing a good year. The McDowell Group just released its 2017 Fall Sockeye Market Analysis, which it put together for the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association. KMXT’s Kayla Desroches spoke about the report with McDowell seafood economist Andy Wink. Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – Nov. 30, 2017

Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, it looks like it’s awards season in the fisheries world. Alaskan Leader Seafoods won honors at the Symphony of Seafoods competition for two of its cod-based recipes, one for humans, the other for pets. Also, Northline Seafoods took away both a prize and the accompanying cash award at Fish 2.0’s Innovation Forum ... Read More »

Next Step Dance Kodiak to hold showcase

Ballet shoes. (Photo by Lolo K. / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Next Step Dance Kodiak is preparing for its first performance under its new name and leadership. Mary Beth Loewen took over in June and her students will demonstrate some of their progress at its winter showcase on Saturday. “Mostly I’m just always impressed by how quickly our kids can learn ... Read More »

Basketball player from Kodiak takes home win alongside teammates

Hannah Wandersee. (Photo courtesy of Seawolf Athletics) Kayla Desroches/KMXT A Kodiak local took home the championship at this year’s GCI Great Alaska Shootout as part of the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves women’s basketball team. Hannah Wandersee says they beat out first University of Maryland Eastern Shore and then, a few days later, Tulsa University to win the championship. She says she ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: AKTEACH

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches speaks with representatives and a student from AKTEACH. They touch on the services the organization offers to the community, including home school and tutoring.   Read More »

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