Alaska Fisheries Report — Dec. 5, 2019



Good news for Kodiak Tanner crab fishermen. There will be a January fishery. It’ll be small but the pots can go in the water. Fisheries at Chignik and South Peninsula will remain closed, though the outlook for those areas appears promising.

A bear messing with a pipe appears to be the cause of an oil spill at the Kitoi Bay Hatchery near Kodiak.

Thinking of getting out of fishing? Seaweed farming is an up-and-coming industry and a fisheries non-profit wants to introduce fishermen to the new business. The deadline to apply for special training in Ketchikan, Sitka and Kodiak is Dec. 20.

Didn’t make it to Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle? We have a report with the highlights of this year’s event.


We had help from Joe Viechnicki at KFSK in Petersburg, Izzy Ross at KDLG in Dillingham. Kavitha George with Alaska’s Energy Desk in Kodiak. Laine Welch from Alaska Fish Radio.

A big thank you to you our listeners, to the radio stations that air our program and to everyone across the state that makes this show possible each week.


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