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Kodiak Fisheries Could be Threatened by a Proposition Submitted to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

Fishing boat going out to sea. (Photo: Gruscana/ Oscar’s Dock and Boats of Kodiak/flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT A recent proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries asks it to limit the amount of salmon fisherman can catch in the Kodiak area. That’s according to Heather McCarty, the fisheries analyst for the City of Kodiak and the Kodiak Island Borough. At a ... Read More »

City to Install Public Crane Downtown

Stacked fish crates. (Photo by Fiona Baxter / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Vessel owners will soon be able to hoist their catches with a public crane downtown. Harbormaster Lon White spoke with the Kodiak Fisheries Work Group Wednesday at its monthly meeting. He said the public crane will be the first he’s seen in the city during his 36 years in ... Read More »

Silver Salmon are Bigger Than Normal This Year

Spawning Silver Salmon (Photo: Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington/flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT Silver Salmon are spawning all across Kodiak. Its looking like a pretty normal year for the cohos, except they’re coming in especially big and strong.  Silver salmon are currently filling Kodiak’s waters, but according to James Jackson, a commercial salmon area management biologist for the Alaska Department ... Read More »

Koniag’s CEO is Resigning

Mitch Borden/KMXT Elizabeth Perry will resign as the Chief Executive Officer of Koniag Incorporated this December. According to a Koniag press release, she’s taken a position at a nonprofit in the southwest, which will allow her to be closer to family Perry says,  “Leaving Koniag is bittersweet as its employees and shareholders have become my second family over my nearly ... Read More »

The Kitoi Bay Hatchery Wraps up its Cost Recovery Fishing for Pink Salmon

Pink salmon swimming. (Photo: Joe Serio/ USFS/ Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kitoi Bay Hatchery thought 10 million pink salmon would return this summer, but only around 2 million showed up. Even though its estimates were off, the hatchery was able to meet 95 percent of its cost recovery fishing goal. Around 5.75 million pounds of pinks were collected. Tina Fairbanks ... Read More »

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