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Alaska Fisheries Report — Feb. 27, 2020

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Southeast crabbers are on the grounds fishing for Tanner crab, plus there’s a small golden king crab fishery taking place at the same time. Halibut catch limits are slashed in all but one region—the Western Gulf of Alaska. Emails between the Pebble Partnership and Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy show the partnership was concerned about the survival of the controversial gold …

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60th Kodiak Crab Festival kicks off

2018 Kodiak Crab Festival Daysha Eaton/KMXT Today is the beginning of the 60th annual Kodiak Crab Festival, which started in 1958. Toby Sullivan, Executive Director of the Kodiak Maritime Museum recently told KMXT that the king crab fishery was a seminal event in Kodiak’s history. “It was started in the late 50’s because the crab season, in those days, went …

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The Alaska Fisheries Report


Coming up this week, a disaster is declared at the mouth of the Yukon because of the cannery fire there last month, flatfish harvesting gets another stamp of approval for sustainability, and fishermen race against the clock to be named deckhand of the year in Kodiak. We had help from KNOM’s Laura Kraegel and Mitch Borden in Nome, KMXT’s Kayla …

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Mixed Results for State of Fish Stocks in Alaska

Jay Barrett/KMXT The National Marine Fisheries Service released its report to Congress last week on the state of U.S. Fisheries, noting that many stocks have rebounded, though some remain overfished – especially in New England waters. The report showed six more U.S. fish species once considered overfished rebounded to healthy levels in 2011. That brings the number of rebuilt fish …

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