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A Look Into Kodiak’s Sea Cucumber Dive Fishery

Ivanoff shows off a cooked sea cucumber. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT One of Kodiak’s smaller fisheries opened last week. Around 20 or 22 people dove for red sea cucumbers during its first 48 hours. Diver Reuben Ivanoff holds up a bag of cooked sea cucumbers. They’re spiky, brownish, and long like slugs. He and the crew, some of ... Read More »

Sea Cucumber Dive Fishery Opens

Sea cucumber. (Photo by Mary Harrsch / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Over the last two days, people have been diving Kodiak waters for a spiky, reddish delicacy known as the sea cucumber. Groundfish, Shellfish & Dive Fisheries area management biologist Nathanial Nichols says the first weekly fishing period for cucumbers opened Sunday. “It’s a winter fishery by regulation. It’s October through ... Read More »

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