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State wins more than $56 million for 2016 pink salmon season disaster recovery in Gulf of Alaska

Pink salmon in Valdez. (Photo by Kimberly Holzer / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Yesterday, the state learned how much of $200 million in federal funds will go to recovery from the 2016 pink salmon season disaster in the Gulf of Alaska. Barbara Blake, senior adviser with Governor Bill Walker’s office, says Alaska received a little over $56 million. “We’re really happy. …

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Pink season disaster funding announcement held up

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The funding amount for the 2016 Gulf of Alaska pink salmon season disaster is on the verge of being announced. The City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough’s federal lobbyist, Brad Gilman, updated Kodiak’s joint Fisheries Work Group at its meeting yesterday morning. Gilman said they thought they would hear the number before Memorial Day, but the funding …

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ADF & G Releases Salmon Season Numbers

A pair of spawning salmon. Katrina Mueller / USFWS Kayla Desroches/KMXT With the salmon season wrapping up, state agencies are taking a look at how different management areas fared. Last week, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released preliminary data about the 2017 state commercial salmon harvests. Out of a total of about 31,000,000 million fish caught in Kodiak, …

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