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2018 Kodiak salmon season: a mixed bag, but weak overall

Sockeye salmon schooling in Hidden Lake. (Photo by USFWS/Katrina Mueller) Managers expect Kodiak pink salmon to meet escapement goals although the harvest remains weak. The situation for sockeye salmon is much more dire. Some Kodiak-area river systems are performing better than others. Kodiak had its lowest sockeye harvest in 38 years this season. That’s according to ADF&G Research Biologist Kevin Schaberg. “It …

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Chefs to import wild Alaska salmon to France

A French chef visiting Kodiak Island holds up a freshly caught salmon. (Photo Courtesy of Joel Chenet.) Daysha Eaton/KMXT A group of French chefs have been traveling around Kodiak Island to learn about Alaska wild salmon. They have been meeting with local seafood processors in hope of sourcing king and coho salmon for import back to France where they plan …

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Chinese delegation visits Kodiak as Trump administration issues new proposed tariffs

Xin Lyu, general manager for a seafood import/export company and CEO for Shanghai Hollywin Frozen Food snaps photos at a weir on the Buskin River near Kodiak on July 11, 2018. (Photo by Daysha Eaton/KMXT) Daysha Eaton/KMXT A delegation from China visited Kodiak Island this week with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, touring fish processing plants in Kodiak and Larsen Bay. …

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A slow start to Kodiak’s salmon season, commercial opening this weekend

(Photo by Marvina Munch / USFWS) Daysha Eaton/KMXT Kodiak’s salmon season is off to a slow start. Until Wednesday, very few fish were counted in weirs. That’s according to James Jackson, the Kodiak Commercial Salmon and Herring Area Management Biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “Earlier indicators are that things are a little late, and we had …

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Pink salmon forecast weak for 2018

Pink salmon in Valdez. (Photo by Kimberly Holzer / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The pink salmon forecast is looking poor for the Kodiak Management Area, but not as poor as 2016. Alaska Department of Fish and Game area management biologist James Jackson gave a presentation on the numbers at ComFish yesterday. “The overall pink salmon forecast is for a  harvest estimate …

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Alaska Fisheries Report – June 8, 2017

  Maggie Wall/KMXT Salmon season is coming on strong. The Bristol Bay drift fleet upgrades their gear to include chillers and upgrades the quality taken to market. Copper River kings are stronger than forecasted. More than 40 boats fished in the Prince William Sound shrimp fishery. Cod, Dungeness, Pollock, halibut and more all going on in various parts of the …

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