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Alaska Fisheries Report June 23, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: KCAW’s Robert Woolsey on Salmon Bycatch, Olivia Ebertz of KYUK with sad news about Yukon salmon and KDLL’s Sabine Poux with happier news for Cook Inlet driftnetters.   BYCATCH                                          ROBERT WOOLSEY             KCAW           Despite hours of testimony from residents living along the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers who called for urgent …

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Alaska Fisheries Report June 16, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: KDLL’s Sabine Poux reports on more king closures, KUAC’s Dan Bross tells of low salmon returns to the Yukon, and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council figures a warmer climate into their snow crab rebuilding plan.   Restricting Kings                               Sabine Poux       KDLL          Poor runs already closed the Kenai River to …

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New gamer hub Emerald Game House opens retail space in Kodiak

Listen to this story: Last month, Thor Johnson opened the Emerald Game House, a space for tabletop gamers in the basement of the Kodiak Masonic Lodge. Complete with snacks and drinks for sale, Warhammer paraphernalia, and table space for rent, Johnson hopes it will be a new gathering point for Kodiak’s gaming scene. “What our main thing here is providing …

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Liquor sales on the horizon for Kodiak Island Brewery

Ben Millstein’s new still looks unassuming compared to his brewery’s massive fermentation tanks. The 10- foot tall contraption is used to condense and distill what he hopes will bring in more patrons to his brewery. Ideally, he’ll have liquor for sale within the month. But getting formula approval took longer than he expected, and running a brewery already keeps his …

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Kodiak small businesses send relief to Ukraine as invasion continues

Listen to this story; Thor Johnson is unpacking what he hopes will soon be a thriving new business in Kodiak: The Emerald Game House. He’s setting up shelves and working on displays for the merchandise. Along with Warhammer figurines and small jars of paint, there’s a trunk that Johnson is packing up.  It’s filled with everything from blankets, to baby …

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Alaska Fisheries Report March 17, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Marine biologist Tamsen Peeples talks about the challenges and potential rewards of the emerging kelp farming industry:   Tamsen will be presenting on the subject at next week’s Comfish Alaska on Saturday March 26, at 10 am at the Best Western Inn in Kodiak.   Kelp Farming   Marine biologist Tamsen …

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