Kodiak new hires down from 2019, but recovering

Pandemic disrupted Alaska’s typical hiring pattern. (Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section) We continue to get a better idea of just how much the pandemic has affected Kodiak’s economy. Jobs numbers released this month show a picture of Kodiak’s new hires trends before and after COVID-19 mitigation controls hit the state in 2020. According …

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First Shellfish and Seaweed Festival kicks off this week

The first ever Shellfish and Seaweed Festival is kicking off on Zoom this evening, hosted by Alaska Seagrant. Presenter and Kodiak’s own resident mariculture expert Lexa Meyer can’t wait to spread the word about seaweed and kelp farming. “In response to COVID-19, you know, we saw a sharp decrease in sales of bivalves, especially of oysters in Alaska, because that …

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Alaska Fisheries Report May 13 2021

On This Week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Sabine Poux Reports on a Fund for Salmon Sustainability, Plus Stories from Jacob Resneck and Eric Stone on the State’s Raw Fish Tax and Ketchikan’s Cancellation of it’s King Salmon Derby. Follow the Link for a Performance by the Serena Karise Band

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