Economy

Alaska Fisheries Report May 12, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game takes testimony on how federal fishery disaster money should be spent, and Yukon/Kuskokwim residents have plenty to say:   Disaster Funds      Kirsten Dobroth  KMXT   More than $130 million [web: $131.8 million] in federal relief money is heading to Alaska communities impacted by more …

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Alaska Fisheries Report May 5, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: A conversation with Arron Kallenberg about the Wild Alaskan Company’s million dollar donation to the Alaska Food Bank, plus Maggie Nelson reports on a groundbreaking mariculture bill in the state legislature.   MARICULTURE BILL                       MAY 2022                  MAGGIE NELSON/KUCB   An Alaska mariculture bill that would allow shellfish to be farmed …

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New workshop hopes to inaugurate a new generation of Kelp processors

Some 20 aspiring kelp entrepreneurs got hands-on experience on Thursday processing ribbon and sugar kelp in a few different ways. Some are involved in pilot growing programs scattered around the Alaska coast, some are involved in recently opened farms- all of which are convinced that they are slicing, grinding, brining and freeze drying the crop of the future. Chris Sannito is …

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Alaska Fisheries Report April 14, 2022

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Robert Woolsey’s story on hatchery chums, Joe Viechnicki’s on the record herring catch in Sitka Sound, Clair Stremple’s piece on the Mariculture conference in Juneau, and Kirsten Dobroth on a tiny maritime art display. CHUM RULE             ROBERT WOOLSEY   After a challenging year in 2020, chum salmon returned to …

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Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference to bring new mariculture training to Kodiak

Listen to this story; The people behind the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference say they’re very focused on Alaska seafood- which should come as no surprise, given that the industry is a huge economic driver in coastal Alaska. But as SWAMC executive director Shirley Marquardt freely admits, it’s not a diverse portfolio. She’s looking at new ideas for diversifying the economy. …

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Alaska Fisheries Report February 24, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Kirsten Dobroth goes off about House hearings on fed fish Ds, Hope McKenney gets spinny on the skinny about rare whales at sea, And Sage Smiley was wily in stalking her story on the Bycatch T: FisheriesHearing Kirsten Dobroth/KMXT Host intro: House lawmakers in Juneau gathered Tuesday for a special meeting …

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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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Alaska Fisheries Report February 11, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries report with Terry Haines: Scientists are studying high mercury levels in Alaskan Steller sea lion populations. Plus a memorial scholarship aims to connect Southeast students to the seafood industry.   Sea Lion Mercury Stellar sea lions eat a lot of fish.  They are, in fact, upper trophic level predators. This means they occupy a high …

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