Tag Archives: salmon

Season ‘Average’ as Management Turns to Humpies

Jay Barrett/KMXT Fish and Game officials switched their management scheme from sockeye to pink salmon around Kodiak Island late last week. The red harvest is currently at 1.2-million, with a catch of 105,584 on Saturday, while the pink salmon catch numbers are starting to increase. Saturday over 76,000 were caught for a total harvest of 282,000. The all-species total harvest …

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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Coming up this week: How ObamaCare may help independent fishing families; processing fish and creating jobs in Kake, and sharing fish on the Yukon. All that, and the Dungy season in Southeast got off to a better start this summer than last. We had help this week from KCAW’s Ed Ronco in Sitka, KHNS’s Margaret Friedenauer in Haines, KUAC’s Dan …

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Salmon Harvest Breaches 1-Million

Jay Barrett/KMXT As the calendar flipped to July the Kodiak area salmon harvest went over 1-million fish. Almost 56,000 were harvested on Sunday, with more than half of those, about 32,000, chum salmon. There was just under 20,000 sockeye and almost 4,000 pinks. Harvests Monday were a little less at 38,000, with more than half sockeye. About 30,000 salmon were …

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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

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Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers aboard the International Space Station with his can of Alaska Salmon. Photo by Andre Kuipers Coming up this week, the families of five commercial clam diggers killed last summer are suing Pacific Seafoods, Copper River’s salmon season has opened, with the expected fanfare, and another installment of Fish In Space. We had help from KCHU’s Tony …

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