Kayla Desroches, KMXT - Kodiak

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Kayla Deroches is a reporter at KMXT in Kodiak.

A $9 million oil spill cleanup is winding down on the southern end of Shuyak Island in an area that’s critical habitat for marine mammals like sea otters and Steller sea lions. Listen now

Kodiak processors and fishermen are seeing the effects of the 80 percent cut to cod quota in the Gulf of Alaska. Listen now

The Kodiak Electric Association is expanding hydropower capacity, and offering an incentive to the borough to make the shift to electric heat. Listen now

A declining Pacific halibut stock means more restrictions for charter companies. Listen now

A recent survey of high school students in the Kodiak Archipelago looked at risk behaviors in the student body. That includes things like drugs, suicide rate and violence.

Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott signed a letter last week asking the federal government to declare the 2018 Pacific cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska a disaster. Listen now

After weather delays, response crews have made it out to an oil spill roughly 50 miles north of the City of Kodiak. Listen now

On Monday, high winds knocked up to 3,000 gallons of fuel off a dock roughly 50 miles north of the City of Kodiak. Listen now

The president signed a bill this month that directs recovery funds to fisheries disasters on the West Coast, including in Alaska, but it’s still unclear how the limited funds will be distributed. Listen now

Kodiak may be without a fisheries analyst for a while. Listen now

After a few weather delays, the tanner crab fishery opens today. It’s the first time the fishery has been open in the Kodiak area since 2013. Listen now

The Pacific halibut fishery may see a drop in stock over the next few years and the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which regulates the fishery, uses surveys in Kodiak waters to collect data. Listen now

Kodiak’s seaweed industry is growing, partly thanks to the investment of one company. Blue Evolution, which is based in the Lower 48 and turns kelp into pasta products, successfully completed harvest in May with a local fisherman in the City of Kodiak. Listen now

The sea cucumber fishery in Southeast opened for harvest in the beginning of October. It’s now half way through its season. And, much like salmon this year, it looks like the state’s sea cucumber harvest is also finding success on the global market. Listen now

This year will be the first opening for tanner crab the Kodiak management area has seen in a few years. Listen now

The Alaska Aerospace Corporation will establish a subsidiary to handle its out-of-state services. Listen now

It was a generally good salmon season for Alaska, except for one species. Listen now

If any historical site on Kodiak can claim to be haunted, it’s probably the Baranov Museum. Listen now

Concern over poor king salmon runs across the state drew a panel of fisheries experts together at a recent meeting in Anchorage.

Sometimes companies or agencies lose their equipment at sea. And rather than leave an expensive investment behind on the ocean floor, they send in the troops. In this case, “the troops” is one Kodiak local. Listen now