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Opening of Tanner crab season approaches

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Representatives from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game gave a brief overview of the upcoming commercial Tanner crab season to an audience of two at a recent informational meeting. This year will be the first time the Tanner crab season has opened in Kodiak since 2013. At the meeting, ADF & G area management biologist Nat Nichols ... Read More »

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 »

Talk of the Rock: The director of the documentary “Keep Talking” discusses her film

Karen Weinberg speaking at the premiere of her documentary “Keep Talking” at the Afognak Native Corporation building. (Photo courtesy of Nara Garber) Mitch Borden/KMXT For today’s talk of the rock, KMXT’s Mitch Borden sat down with Karen Weinberg, the director of the documentary Keep Talking. They got to chat before her film’s Kodiak premiere on December 3rd about how she ... Read More »

Galley Tables is getting a little salty this month

Laura Smelser performs at Galley Tables. (Photo courtesy of Galley Tables) Mitch Borden/KMXT This month’s Galley Tables is upon us and the theme is salty, which can cover a lot of different kinds of stories. “It could be about using salt in your cooking. It could be about something that brings tears. It could be about an old rascally character. ... 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 »

Kodiak’s airport manager is retiring after 30 years of working with the Department of Transportation

Passengers arrive at the Kodiak Airport. (Photo by J. Stephen Conn/ Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT For over 30 years, Bruce McNeil has worked for the Alaska Department of Transportation in Kodiak. He’s currently the airport manager of the Kodiak Airport, which means his day starts early. “My phone usually starts ringing about five am and quiets about 11 [pm].” McNeil says even ... Read More »

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