Fisheries

Alaska Fisheries Report – May 18, 2017

Maggie Wall/KMXT A joint session of the Alaska Legislature approves Fish Board appointments. All three are familiar faces. State budget woes—more specifically the lack of a Fish and Game budget—may cause a delay to some programs and seriously threaten salmon season. The “First Fish” folks are still waiting to catch those famous Copper River salmon. The schedule was calling for ... Read More »

Kodiak Fishermen Concerned About Navy Training Plans 1 of 2

Maggie Wall/KMXT High ranking Navy brass were in Kodiak during ComFish Alaska to review options tor the navy training exercise scheduled to begin in the Gulf of Alaska the first week of May. Many salmon fishermen and local communities are opposing both the scheduling and location of the exercise. Fishermen and local governments from around the gulf have expressed concerns ... Read More »

Preservation Group Says Coastal Military Training May Harm Salmon Habitat

Maggie Wall/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is being asked to sign on with a number of other coastal communities in opposing the proposed Navy and Military training known as Northern Edge. Emily Stolarcyk of the Eyak Preservation Council will be in town to present the assembly with more information about the trainings and possible impacts on salmon. Stolarcyk says ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

Maggie Wall/KMXT Coming up this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report… In Juneau, legislators debate the merits of raising the fuel tax. A measure would require skippers to collect taxes from their crew and send it to the State Revenue Department. And the Senate Resources Committee hears from several Alaskans nominated for the Board of Fish. Meanwhile, on the other side of ... Read More »

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