Kayla Desroches, KMXT - Kodiak
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
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
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
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
Fish from across Alaska and the Lower 48 is going toward recovery from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Listen now
Two remote learning students just graduated from a Kodiak College Alutiiq language program. They’re striving to keep the language alive in Port Graham and Tatitlek, two villages where Alutiiq, or Sugpiaq, people speak the regional dialect of Chugach Alutiiq.Listen now