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Traditional Knowledge report formally incorporated into Board of Fisheries finfish meeting in Kodiak

For the first time in Alaska Board of Fisheries history, a portion of the finfish meeting in Kodiak last week, January 9th – 12th, was dedicated to traditional knowledge. As KMXT’s Davis Hovey reports, the discussion covered a variety of topics, including equitable fishing for rural Kodiak Island residents. Four people testified during the first-ever traditional knowledge report at Kodiak’s …

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Midday Report – January 16, 2024

Point Thomson is on state land 60 miles east of Prudhoe Bay. (ExxonMobil photo)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Brent Sass claimed a second win in the Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race in Glennallen yesterday. There was a pipeline leak on the North Slope over the weekend. And Petersburg’s Borough Assembly will look at signing letters of support for fisheries across the state, in the face of years of hardship. …

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Kodiak Tanner crab season starts on schedule

Kodiak’s Tanner crab season started Jan. 15 at noon.  The Kodiak Crab Alliance Cooperative, which represents the fleet, agreed to ex-vessel prices between $3.50 and $3.70 per pound with the island’s processors over the weekend, according to fishermen.  Several boats left the harbor on Sunday ahead of the season to prepare for the January 15 Tanner crab opener. (Brian Venua/KMXT) …

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Midday Report – January 15, 2024

Skiffs sit on shore in the Southwest Alaska fishing town of King Cove. (James Brooks via Flickr under Creative Commons license.)

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in November proposed one of the largest changes to lead pipe regulations in three decades. Seafood processor Peter Pan announced that it will not operate its King Cove facility until spring. And Alaska’s sole U.S. Representative Mary Peltola says FEMA needs more resources. Skiffs sit on shore …

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City Council approves additional funds for Baranof Park and upgrades to waste water and water treatment plant system

Kodiak’s City Council unanimously approved all its resolutions at a regular meeting Thursday night, January 11th. Those included changes for the Baranof Park Improvements project, and an upgraded system connecting Kodiak’s wastewater and water treatment plants, among other business items. The city committed to paying $4,962,000.00 for the Baranof Park Recreation Center project back in 2022; and as of this …

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Kodiak Island’s legislators highlight education funding and state employee pensions during preview of legislative session


State Senate President Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes say they are already preparing for the likely possibility they will need to override Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes this year. Kodiak Island’s two state legislators gave a preview of the upcoming 2024 legislative session to the city council Tuesday night (1/9).   Stevens says he has invited Gov. Dunleavy to …

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