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Alaska Fisheries Report 2 March, 2023

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Brian Venua of KMXT reports that ASMI is helping the state distribute salmon in Ukraine, The Board of Fish votes to continue to manage 2 Chignik sockeye runs separately, story by KBBI’s Corrinne Smith, Sabine Poux reports on a possible buyback plan for Cook Inlet setnetters for KDLL, and Izzy …

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Kodiak’s commercial fishing trade show ComFish kicks off in 2 weeks

Kodiak’s annual commercial fishing trade show ComFish kicks off in about two weeks – on Thursday, March 16.  Jena Lowmaster is the executive director for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, which organizes ComFish each year. She said the Chamber is still finalizing this year’s schedule, which was published online this week. “We are still ironing out a couple of events, …

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Midday Report March 1, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with Brian Venua: Kodiak Borough Assembly has selected a new borough manager. The island will see strong winds today and tomorrow with gusts up to 80 miles per hour. Emily Robinson of Nenana has once again won the Junior Iditarod. And Red King Crab fisherfolk are needing to get creative on how to sell their catch. …

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Borough Mayor Aimee Williams selected as next borough manager

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After an eight-month search for a new borough manager, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously chose current Borough Mayor Aimee Williams to take the reins after assembly members voted at a special meeting Monday night.  It’s been a tumultuous journey to find a new borough manager. The previous manager was fired last summer, and her predecessor was fired in the …

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Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Arts Council and “Chicago”

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Jared Griffin speaks with the directing crew of Kodiak Arts Council’s upcoming production of “Chicago.” Join director Jessi Marlow, music director Angie Chervenak, and co-choreographer Hazel Delos Santos (who also plays Velma Kelly), along with “Chicago” superfan Kirsten Dobroth, as they talk about the production. Listen here:

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Midday Report February 28, 2023

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On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan says we should investigate the possibility COVID came from a lab in China. The Fur Rondy snow sculpture competition wrapped up on Sunday. And Alaska’s melting glaciers are causing glacier tourism to melt away, too. Paul Souders

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Alaska Legislature sends $300k in salmon donations to Ukraine

More than a year into the war in Ukraine, Alaska’s government is doing its part by sending aid in the form of Alaskan seafood. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is handling the state’s food distribution. Bruce Schactler is ASMI’s food aid program and development director. He says while ASMI doesn’t own any of the seafood, they’ve helped manage the state’s …

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