Fisheries

KMXT Midday News: Thursday October 15, 2020

On this Thursday’s midday news report with host Terry Haines, stories covered include: A live update from the Emergency Operations Center An update on a Kodiak fisherman’s protest against an Anchorage hospital’s COVID-19 visitation policies in a battle to see his daughter A new case of Covid-19 confirmed in Kodiak, bringing the count to 7 active community cases. A local …

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Virtual debate: Alaska U.S. Senate candidates face off on fisheries

The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s U.S. Senate debate is the only Alaska political forum of its kind devoted exclusively to fisheries. And Saturday night’s showdown between Senator Dan Sullivan and his challenger, Al Gross, had some heated exchanges. “If this was a Nascar race, you would have corporate sponsor patches all over your jacket,” said Gross, who accused his Republican …

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Kodiak fisheries debate between Dan Sullivan and Al Gross to occur Saturday

The first debate in the Alaska Senate race between Al Gross and Dan Sullivan will be held Saturday evening at 5pm, and hosted by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. As is tradition for the Kodiak debate, the topics will be limited strictly to fisheries issues. The debate will be hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Rhonda McBride, and broadcast live over …

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Alaska fisheries to receive $50 million in aid

Alaska fisheries workers can finally see how they might benefit from a $50 million aid package from the federal government. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released the section 12005 CARES Act fisheries assistance draft spend plan for public comment on Monday. It determines how $50 million will be distributed to struggling fisheries around the state of Alaska. It …

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ComFish Alaska goes virtual: Two days of webinars

Normally the Kodiak Convention Center is packed with people who come to check out the extravaganza of ComFish Alaska — huge marine engines on display, tanks filled with salmon to showcase the latest in research, and big crowds outside the center to watch the safety demonstrations along the waterfront. But this year, there’s none of that. Due to the coronavirus …

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