Economy

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 https://www.facebook.com/SerenaKariseBand/videos/279887317119174/

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Retail jobs in Kodiak weathered the pandemic

In the wake of Alaska’s three-year recession from 2016 to 2018 and the COVID-19 pandemic, the retail sector in Alaska has been seriously hurt. According to Alaska Department of Labor numbers released this month, retail jobs in 2020 plummeted, losing over 2500 jobs last year alone. One of the exceptions to the retail dive, though, was Kodiak. Kodiak still lost …

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Alaska joins Florida in federal lawsuit over pandemic cruise ship rules

April 20, 2021 by Claire Stremple, KTOO Alaska will join Florida in a federal lawsuit challenging the current cruise ship regulations in the U.S. The lawsuit says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is overstepping its authority with the Conditional Sailing Order, which imposes strict COVID-19 safety precautions on the cruise industry. Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office released a statement and a video Tuesday afternoon, …

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Bristol Bay’s commercial salmon fishery valued at $2 billion in 2019

By TYLER THOMPSON, KDLG • APR 16, 2021 A recent study by the McKinley Research Group estimates that Bristol Bay’s commercial salmon industry generated $2 billion in economic benefit and an average of 15,000 jobs in 2019. The 57-page study was published in February by “Bristol Bay Defense Fund,” a coalition of regional Tribes, businesses and conservation groups that support permanent federal protections at the …

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