Tag Archives: pink salmon disaster

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 »

After Pink Salmon Disaster, Relief Funding Uncertain

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The pink salmon disaster last year ate into the profits of fishermen and processors in the Gulf of Alaska, and the Kodiak area is still waiting to see if it’ll receive emergency relief funds. At a Fisheries Work Group meeting last week, fisheries analyst Heather McCarty touched on a letter some legislators, including Senator Dan Sullivan and Representative ... Read More »

Details on Relief Funds for Pink Salmon Disaster Declaration Still Foggy

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The pink salmon season in the Gulf of Alaska was recently declared a fishery disaster, and Representative Louise Stutes stood behind the declaration when local governments were writing to Governor Bill Walker to send it through to the federal government. The declaration puts communities in line to receive relief funds, but congress needs to approve the granting process, ... Read More »

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