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Talk of the Rock: 2018 Pacific cod disaster declaration

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, you’ll hear about the Pacific cod decline, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s decision to reduce the quota, and the possible effects on the Kodiak community. Host Kayla Desroches talks with fisheries analyst Heather McCarty about that and the city and borough’s letter seeking a disaster declaration for the fishery in the Gulf ... Read More »

Borough Assembly reviews its Personal Property Tax

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is currently in the middle of sending out notices to businesses for its Personal Property Tax, but this year it’s working to improve its system. The Kodiak Island Borough Personal Property Tax has a misleading name. That’s what Bill Roberts, the borough’s assessor told the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at a recent work session. ... Read More »

Fisheries analyst on pink season disaster declaration versus cod

Fishing boats in Kodiak. (Photo by James Brooks / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak is seeking a federal disaster declaration for the 2018 commercial Pacific cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council recently determined it would need to decrease the cod fishery’s total allowable catch by 80 percent as a result of cod declines. Now, ... Read More »

Baranov Museum opens modern art exhibit

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum recently unveiled an exhibit featuring modern, locally-created art. Collections manager Michael Bach says after gathering the pieces for a few years, they finally had the right number to open “Works of Our Lifetime: A Collection of Modern Kodiak Artwork.” “Obviously, a portion of our permanent exhibit is focused on the historic era and through our ... Read More »

Kodiak representatives look at possible consequences of cod declines

Vessel in Kodiak. (Photo by Gruscana / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Cod declines could have a devastating effect on Kodiak harvesters and processors. That’s according to community representatives who attended the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting this month. At that meeting, the council decreased the Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod quotas by 80 percent. That’s to address the sharply declining ... Read More »

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