Jay Barrett, KMXT - Kodiak
Jay Barrett is the news director at KMXT in Kodiak.
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.
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.