Tag Archives: salmon

Kodiak Salmon Harvest Up To 15-Million

Jay Barrett/KMXT There’s been some big fishing days in the past week around the Kodiak Management Area, with more than a half-million humpies being hauled in on a daily basis. In fact, according to Fish and Game reports, nearly a full million – 916,853 to be exact – were harvested on Friday. Through Sunday’s openings the pink catch stood at …

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Salmon Harvest Sweeps Through 10-Million

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak commercial salmon harvest blew past the 10-million mark on Monday, when nearly 700,000 salmon were caught by the fleet, bringing the total to 10.5-million. All but 16,000 of yesterday’s catch were pink salmon, bringing the humpy total for the season to just shy of 8-million. With 6,500 sockeye harvested, the red total is 1.8-million. The 7,500 …

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Kodiak Salmon Catch Nearing 10-Million

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak commercial salmon harvest is heading north of 10-million. After Sunday’s catch of 600,000 – 584,000 of them pinks – the all-season figure was at 9,814,454 fish, with humpies accounting for 7.3-million of them. Saturday saw more than a half-million pinks delivered, and over 713,000 were caught on Friday. Sockeye are still arriving in surges. Sunday it …

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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Coming up this week, Cook Inlet setnetters finally get a break; there’ll be no Frankenfish Bill this year in Congress; Southeast Kings come up short, while the Copper River sockeye run is nearing a record…. and crewmen: if you think your skipper is tough on you, wait till you hear the story of the shotgun-toting Canadian skipper. We had help …

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Cooperative Extension Helps Preserve the Bounty of the Sea

Brianna Gibbs/KMXT Anglers whose freezers are already full of fish can look to the University of Alaska in Fairbanks for alternative ways to preserve their catch. Roxie Dinstel is the extension home economist for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, a program that provides useful tools in preserving Alaska’s bounty. "In cooperative extension we work with folks on …

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Salmon Text For iPad Wins East More iPads

Brianna Gibbs/KMXT A Kodiak teacher earned some serious bragging rights in the technology community this summer when he won an eBook lesson plan contest. John Malloy is a 3rd and 4th grade teacher at East Elementary and on the technology committee for the school district. "Basically I submitted an eBook that dealt with the lifecycle of a salmon," he said. …

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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Coming up this week, free salmon nets proved controversial on the Kuskokwim, they’re incubating salmon eggs in Norton Sound while two Southeast communities would like to see more fish hatcheries in their region. All that and setnetters on the Kenai want their fair share of Cook Inlet salmon. We had help this week from KYUK’s Sophie Evan in Bethel, KDLL’s …

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Harvest Tops 2-Million as Pink Salmon Surge

Jay Barrett/KMXT The Kodiak salmon harvest went over the 2-million mark Monday, with a catch of 203,060 among all species. Fish and Game says the total salmon harvest for the Kodiak Management Area through Monday is 2,185,647. For the first time this season the pink salmon harvest was greater than the sockeye salmon catch, at 92,752 humpies to 83,777 reds. …

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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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