Jay Barrett, KMXT - Kodiak
Jay Barrett is the news director at KMXT in Kodiak.
Coming up this week: Looking back, Southeast had the most valuable salmon catch this summer, and we look ahead to next year’s forecasts there and in Bristol Bay. Also, the halibut charter industry did not go over its quota this year. Those stories, plus, Vietnamese fishermen make Somali pirates walk the plank after retaking their boat. I’m not kidding.
Coming up this week on the Alaska Fisheries Report: The Senate passes a spending bill that includes a call for a rapid response to the salmon virus; the governor touts Alaska seafood in England, and Senator Mark Begich scares his colleagues on Halloween. Also, the drama of firefighting on the high seas.
Coming up this week, we have a follow up on the salmon virus found in British Columbia wild stock; a former fish and game commissioner wants to be Kodiak’s fisheries advisor, and New Zealanders share their tricks for turning left over fish parts into useful stuff. All that at and why is Senator John Kerry so mad at Jane Lubchenko?
KSKA: Friday, 10/27 @ 2:30pm
Coming up this week, a virus that has devastated fish farms around the world has been found in wild salmon stocks in Canada. We have a wrap up of the seine season in Southeast, and the fur flies over sea lions.
Coming up this week, Southeast dive fisheries have gotten underway. The City of Pelican is taking over the cannery there, and why that King Crab you’re eating is named Hannibal.
Coming up this week, we’re focusing on one story: the events leading up to the downfall of Senator Lisa Murkowski’s fisheries aide, Arne Fuglvog.
The Naval Research Laboratory’s new military communications satellite, TacSat IV, lifted off without a hitch at sunrise on Tuesday from the Kodiak Launch Complex.
Coming up this week more money from the feds for fishery stock assessment is in the pipeline, Metlakatla’s salmon fishery gets certified by the MSC, and NOAA Fisheries wants to hear your voice. All that, and studying how permits get dispersed among the fleet.
Coming up this week, the 27th annual Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium is happening right now in Anchorage; a joint fisheries consultant is being considered by Kodiak’s two governments, and how to upgrade your 32-footer.
NOAA Fisheries released the 2010 port rankings for seafood landings on Wednesday. Dutch Harbor-Unalaska is once again at the top of the list in terms of tonnage, with 515.2 million pounds crossing the docks. Reedville, Virginia was number two, 89-million pounds behind. Kodiak was number five, with 325.3 million pounds landed.
Coming up this week: As Alaska’s salmon season winds down, it’s apparent the statewide catch won’t equal projections – except, in Southeast where they’re breaking records.
KSKA: Friday 9/2 at 2:30 pm
Officials are unsure about the source of contamination in the waters around downtown Kodiak. A diesel odor and sheen was noticed on the south end of Near Island over the weekend.
Friday, August 12 @ 2:30pm
Coming up this week, those angry charter boat captains give NOAA’s Jane Lubchenco an earful in Homer; Saint Paul’s new boat harbor is ready for fishermen, and how many little fish does it take to make a big one?
Coming up this week, the Golden King Crab fishery kicks off; charter industry skippers get angry in Homer, and Fish in Space. We had help from Fish Radio’s Laine Welch in Kodiak, Patrice Kohl in Soldotna,KUCB’s Alexandra Gutierrez in Unalaska, KBBI’s Aaron Selbig and Paulette Wellington in Homer, and Brianna Gibbs in Kodiak.
Friday, August 12 @ 2:30pm
Coming up this week, the makers of Frankenfish push back against their detractors; changes are afoot at the University of Alaska’s Fisheries Technology Center, and which gear group whine the most.
Friday, August 5 at 2:00pm
One of the most influential men in fisheries policy will be going to prison after admitting to federal fisheries violations. Seafood dot com’s John Sackton weighs in on the Arne Fuglvog situation. And, will enough kings reach the border to make the Canadians happy? All that, and the pink salmon season looks strong in Southeast and in Kodiak Island waters.
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.