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Alaska meets global demand for sea cucumbers

Sea cucumbers in a store in Chicago. (Photo byJuan Carlos Martin / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The sea cucumber fishery in Southeast opened for harvest in the beginning of October. It’s now half way through its season. And, much like salmon this year, it looks like the state’s sea cucumber harvest is also finding success on the global market. Out of ... Read More »

Alaska Aerospace Corporation starts company for out-of-state services

Alaska Aerospace Corporation launch facility in Narrow Cape. (Photo courtesy of AAC) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Aerospace Corporation will establish a subsidiary to handle its out-of-state services. AAC conducts rocket launches from the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Narrow Cape and its corporate offices are in Anchorage. It’s contracted with both the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and private businesses. It’s also ... Read More »

Alaska salmon season a success in global market

Salmon roe. (Photo by Ken Schwarz / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT It was a generally good salmon season for Alaska, except for one species. “It was a disastrous year for chinook harvest.” That’s Andy Wink, a seafood economist with the consulting firm McDowell Group. Wink says while king salmon may be the most famous salmon species among Alaskans, it also makes ... Read More »

Assembly fails ordinance that’d allow members to teleconference into meetings

A person talking on the phone. (Photo by Martin Cathrae/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meet last night, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted on an ordinance to allow assembly members to participate in its meetings via teleconference if they cannot attend in-person. That would include voting on ordinances and resolutions. Currently, assembly members can only call-in to participate in ... Read More »

Museum exhibit features Sami reindeer herders

Reindeer on highway in Alaska. (Photo by JLS Photography / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum recently opened an exhibit that features the history and culture of Sami reindeer herders in Alaska. Collections Manager Michael Bach says Sami people are native to the northern regions of of Scandinavia, Finland, and Russia. He says in the late 1800s, the Department of ... Read More »

Afognak Island Registration Elk Hunt will close on Friday

Elk eating grass. (Photo by Dan Dzurisin/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued an emergency order to close the Afognak Island Registration Elk Hunt on Friday, November 3rd at 11:59 pm. According to a press release from ADF&G, hunters have taken advantage of the region’s mild autumn to go out hunting. And they’ve had a lot ... Read More »

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