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Alaska Fisheries Report February 17, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Managers consider controversial changes in how halibut is allocated between charter and harvest fishermen. Pelican is selling its City owned processing plant. And another weak forecast for the sockeye salmon run in Upper Cook Inlet. Halibut Sabine Poux/KDLL Federal fishery managers might change how they divvy up halibut available for harvest …

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Amidst surge in COVID-19 cases, local businesses struggle

Listen to this story; Raymond LeGrue, owner of Henry’s Great Alaskan Restaurant, says that keeping regular hours for his restaurant during a pandemic has been a challenge. “This most recent episode, when we restricted our hours, we had some people that were sick, but tested positive. We had several other employees that went up to get tested,” LeGrue said. He …

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Orion’s Sports to close after 25 years in business

After 25 years of outfitting Kodiak’s backcountry skiers, snowboarders, and backpackers, Orion’s Sports will be closing its doors this December as the owners enter retirement. Orion’s Sports was founded by Orion Wielebski, son of current owner Steve Wielebski. He invested his fishing money into opening a new skateboard shop in 1996, after a local store closed down. Steve and Sharon …

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Alaska Fisheries Report October 28, 2021

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: KDLL’s Sabine Poux reports on the Alaska Board of Fish and gillnetter angst. Plus KTOO’s Rhonda McBride interviews Fisheries Professor Joel Markis on the new hotness…mariculture! Here is a recent talk Professor Markis  gave at “Evening at the Egan” on Aquaculture and Mariculture: https://youtu.be/bmUtT6eD9Ao    Set Net Update     Sabine Poux, KDLL …

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KANA discusses rebuilding former AC General Store as community marketplace

The former AC general store building in Kodiak may be torn down to make room for an expansive and modern marketplace by a health and social services nonprofit which bought the building in 2014. Kodiak Area Native Association’s acting CEO Mike Pfeffer briefed the Kodiak City Council on the nonprofit’s plans during a Tuesday work session. “It’ll be a mixed …

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Monk’s Rock closes suddenly, perhaps for good

A popular Kodiak cafe has apparently shut down after more than two decades in business. Monk’s Rock Coffeehouse & Bookstore posted on social media on Tuesday that it had closed its doors for the foreseeable. A Facebook post has since been deleted. Efforts to reach the owners were unsuccessful. But its phone number played the following outgoing message on Tuesday …

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