Davis Hovey

Subsistence markers to be put up in Danger Bay, closing specific section to all subsistence fishing

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An important spawning area for salmon outside of the mouths of Danger and Cold creeks on Afognak Island will be closed to subsistence fishing. The Board of Fisheries announced its decision to put up subsistence markers at the head of Danger Bay during their finfish meeting in Kodiak last week, January 9th – 12th. Proposal 58, brought forward by longtime …

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Traditional Knowledge report formally incorporated into Board of Fisheries finfish meeting in Kodiak

For the first time in Alaska Board of Fisheries history, a portion of the finfish meeting in Kodiak last week, January 9th – 12th, was dedicated to traditional knowledge. As KMXT’s Davis Hovey reports, the discussion covered a variety of topics, including equitable fishing for rural Kodiak Island residents. Four people testified during the first-ever traditional knowledge report at Kodiak’s …

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City Council approves additional funds for Baranof Park and upgrades to waste water and water treatment plant system

Kodiak’s City Council unanimously approved all its resolutions at a regular meeting Thursday night, January 11th. Those included changes for the Baranof Park Improvements project, and an upgraded system connecting Kodiak’s wastewater and water treatment plants, among other business items. The city committed to paying $4,962,000.00 for the Baranof Park Recreation Center project back in 2022; and as of this …

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Kodiak Island’s legislators highlight education funding and state employee pensions during preview of legislative session

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State Senate President Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes say they are already preparing for the likely possibility they will need to override Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes this year. Kodiak Island’s two state legislators gave a preview of the upcoming 2024 legislative session to the city council Tuesday night (1/9).   Stevens says he has invited Gov. Dunleavy to …

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Invasive crayfish at Buskin Lake here to stay for the long run based on Sun’aq biologist report

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Kodiak Island’s invasive crayfish population has reached levels that make it too difficult to completely eradicate. That’s according to a biologist running a program to remove signal crayfish from Buskin Lake. Daniel Smith is the biologist with the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak. He says signal crayfish were first observed in the Buskin River more than two decades ago in 2002, …

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