Tag: kodiak

Kodiak Alutiiq museum adds watercolors of Native ancestors to collection

The Kodiak Alutiiq Museum has expanded its collection by 11 watercolor paintings. The paintings are portraits of 19th-century Alutiiq/Sugpiaq people, and were created by...

OBI wants out of setnet purchases of Alitak district salmon 

OBI Seafoods has told set netters in the Alitak District they will not be buying their fish where they are harvested on the south...

Pot Half Full: Cordova boats find success in Kodiak crab despite...

As crab fisheries around the state become increasingly unstable over the last two years, fishermen have found reliable opportunities in Kodiak. Several Cordova vessels and...

Kodiak processors donate over 60,000 pounds of salmon

In an effort coordinated by SeaShare, over 60,000 pounds of frozen wild Alaska king and chum salmon donated by Kodiak and Bristol Bay processors...

Injured man medevaced northwest of Dutch Harbor

A crew member aboard a fish processing vessel who suffered serious injuries to his foot was medevaced by the Coast Guard on Thursday, March 17, some 92 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor.

Capitol Report: Budget remains key legislative focus

Sen. Gary Stevens: With the legislative session now in its sixth week, there is a lot happening in the Capitol. Of course, the major item on our agenda is the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. Although it is too early to say what it will look like, the Finance Committees in both legislative bodies are meeting with the governor’s finance experts and commissioners to gather information that will be used in the budget process.

House speaker questions ferry system’s hiring expectations

State Transportation Department officials last week told legislators the ferry system needed to quickly hire at least 166 new crew in order to meet minimum staffing levels for this summer’s schedule starting in May.

Fish Factor: Alaska seaweed farming shows great potential

The U.S. grows less than one-hundredth of one percent of the world’s $6 billion seaweed market but Alaska has the goods to grow into a major contributor.

Obituary: Charles ‘Tom’ Thomas Simpler

Charles Thomas Simpler, “Tom,” a life-long Alaskan passed away peacefully on Jan. 9, 2022, spending his last hours watching a football game with his son-in-law.

Commentary: Dunleavy’s super-special election year bycatch task force

Commercial fisherman Alexus Kwachka writes: The abundance of species like king salmon, halibut and crab have plummeted far faster than the allowable trawl bycatch of them has been reduced. There is no denying the harmful, cumulative impacts of this practice on the people and communities of Alaska.
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