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Young Humpback Freed In Uyak Bay


The tail of a young humpback whale entagled in fishing gear. Photo by Bree Witteveen. Jay Barrett/KMXT The young humpback whale entangled in fishing gear in Uyak Bay has been freed. But as Bree Witteveen says in this interview with Jay Barrett, the whale’s troubles were greater than first thought. Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report With Casey Kelly October 30

Casey Kelly/KMXT From KMXT in Kodiak, this is the Alaska Fisheries Report. Coming up this week… Reaction to the Ted Stevens guilty verdict from fishing communities and fishermen. The Coast Guard and NTSB begin hearings into the fatal sinking of the F/V Katmai. And, IPHC Executive Director Bruce Leaman tours Southeast communities. Those stories and more on this week’s Alaska ... Read More »

Uyak Bay Whale Freed From Entanglement

Jay Barrett/KMXT The humpback whale that had been towing around a crab pot buoy line it was entangled in has been set free. Bree Witteveen, a whale researcher in Kodiak with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, reports that she successfully freed the whale yesterday (Wednesday) in Uyak Bay, about 60 miles southwest of Kodiak City near Larsen Bay. She said ... Read More »

City Adopts New ID Theft Policy

Casey Kelly/KMXT 0 < ![endif]--> The Kodiak City Council has adopted a new identity theft policy for the city. The city had previously been doing things to protect against identity theft, but City Manager Linda Freed says it came to her attention that a written policy is now required by federal law. Read More »

Baranof Park Improvements Endangered

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and the Kodiak City Council updated each other on their projects – joint and otherwise – at a combined work session last night. Sludge disposal, Baranof Park improvements, joint fishery committees and the fish and game headquarters project were all on the table. Read More »

Hunter Mauled In Viekoda Bay

Jay Barrett/KMXT A 31-year-old deer hunter was rescued Tuesday afternoon after being mauled Sunday by a Kodiak brown bear and her two cubs. Matthew Sutton of Great Falls, Montana, and his partner were hunting in Viekoda Bay, about 25 miles west of Kodiak City when the attack happened. Fish and Game wildlife biologist Larry Van Daele said Sutton was alone ... Read More »

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