Tag Archives: Fisheries Work Group

Kodiak looks at doing economic impact report for cod

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak is looking into commissioning an economic impact report for the Pacific cod fishery. Recently, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council cut Pacific cod quota by 80 percent due to declines in stock. Fishermen are now gearing up for a thin season. The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group discussed the possible analysis at its meeting last night. Executive Director ... 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 »

Fisheries Work Group Looks at Its Own Process

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group took a look at itself in the proverbial mirror last week. For the majority of the two hour meeting, work group members thought about their purpose, their guiding principles, and their future goals. City councilman John Whiddon said the work group can’t accommodate every issue that comes before it. “One of the big ... Read More »

Kodiak Local Government Reviews and Approves Bycatch Management Letter

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council recently put their final stamp on a letter which would provide community input on Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Each Kodiak governing body held a meeting Tuesday to review and approve that letter. This last step comes after months of discussion ... Read More »

Free WordPress Themes - Download High-quality Templates