Jay Barrett, KMXT - Kodiak
Jay Barrett is the news director at KMXT in Kodiak.
Coming up this week: the fall chum run on the Yukon has started, and managers are expecting it to be strong; NOAA has a new plan to address the problem of the charter industry constantly exceeding their harvest limits; and the lessons learned from the ammonia leak at a Sitka cannery.
The United States Navy has decided to go ahead with the sinking of two derelict ships per year as part of its annual summer exercises in the Gulf of Alaska.
Friday, July 22 at 2:30pm
Coming up this week, one man has an idea why the Bristol Bay Sockeye Season came up so short this year; A new study shows Frankenfish can breed with wild salmon if they get loose, and what if the charter halibut fleet could buy commercial halibut quota?
Coming up this week: the sockeye run in Bristol Bay dropped off suddenly over the weekend, and some fishermen are looking forward to fishing the silvers; there’s plenty of salmon news from Southeast, and Alaska’s largest commercial fishing port finally is getting wireless internet coverage.
Friday, July 8 at 2:30pm
Coming up this week, the chum bycatch in the Pollock B Season is so far even higher than last year; What’s it like fishing from aboard a 100-year-old boat, and can the tiny fishing community of Pelican return to its former glory days?
Coming up this week: Seven commercial fishermen have died already this year, prompting renewed emphasis on small boat safety; the challenges of tracking chinook with sonar, and tricking salmon for fun and profit.
Coming up this week, two fishermen are dead after their skiff capsizes, the Yukon King return is weak – again, Nushagak Kings are coming back small, while the market outlook for Southeast salmon is looking up.
Coming up this week, decisions and non-decisions by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council on salmon bycatch in the Gulf and Bering Sea; the Chignik red run is going strong and the Kodiak pink forecast is great.
The first catch report from the Kodiak commercial salmon fishery is in, with a first-day total of more than 32,000 fish harvested.
Coming up this week, no commercial king fishing on the Yukon again this summer, Area M fishermen skip the first opener in solidarity with AYK fishermen.
Coming up this week in this first show of June, Togiak herring turned out well, new ways to estimate populations might mean a red king crab season in southeast some day again, and spring cleaning the Dutch Harbor way.
Coming up this week, the commercial clam diggers who died last week in Cook Inlet apparently overloaded their skiff, we’ve got an update of the Togiak herring fishery, and Alaska’s fishiest artist is recognized.