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Bottom trawl ban extended
In its final day meeting in Kodiak, the Alaska Board of Fisheries agreed to ban bottom trawling throughout Kodiak-area state waters. The ban, requested by Ludger Dochtermann, was approved to protect king salmon and crab stocks. Midwater trawling, also known as pelagic trawling, is still allowed in some parts of state waters, which run from the shoreline to 3 miles offshore. Before the Board of Fisheries action, bo...
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Board of Fish asks seiners to give back
A new rule passed by the Alaska Board of Fish means some Kodiak fishermen will be tossing salmon back. On Thursday, the fish board approved a packet of proposals intended to help the early sockeye salmon run in the Alitak District. Included within the packet is a mandate: Seiners must toss back every king salmon larger than 28 inches and caught before July 6. "There is a problem with chinook statewide," said board...
Jan 10, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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First baby of the year born
The first Kodiak baby of the year is named after the sea. Dylan Cedar Waltenbaugh was born Tuesday, Jan. 7, the son of Eric and Jennifer Waltenbaugh. “It means by the sea,” Jennifer Waltenbaugh said of his first name. “All of our children’s names are ‘by the water.’” Her five-year-old son is Kai (ocean in Hawaiian) and her three-year-old son is Rio (river). Dylan is the third child in the family. He was born 8 pou...
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Coast Guard rescues 3 in tandem medevacs
Three people are safe after a pair of Coast Guard medevac missions Wednesday near Cold Bay. The Coast Guard took two burn victims from the M/V Astoria Bay and a man infected by staph from the F/V Pavlof on Wednesday. According to the Coast Guard, the Astoria Bay radioed for help on Tuesday morning. The Coast Guard’s on-duty flight surgeon recommended the ship — en route to China from Washington state — divert to D...
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International Pacific Halibut Commission members named
President Obama has announced he will appoint Don Lane, Bob Alverson and Jim Balsinger to the American delegation on the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Balsinger, head of the National Marine Fisheries Service in Alaska, already serves on the board and has been reappointed to another three-year term. Lane is a commercial fisherman from Homer, and Alverson is manager of the Fishing Vessel Owners' Associat...
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Fish Board adds some order to scallop fishing, turns down rockfish proposal
With a unanimous vote, the Alaska Board of Fish has taken a step toward fixing a fisheries problem caused by the Alaska Legislature. Last year, the legislature failed to renew the state’s limited-access scallop fishing program, which expired at the end of last year. With no restriction on the number of boats that could fish for scallops, the state risked overfishing the commercially valuable scallop beds within 3 ...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lieutenant governor visits Kodiak on campaign trip
Republican Senate candidate Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell visited Kodiak on Wednesday to discuss his campaign with local media and members of the public. Treadwell first walked the Kodiak docks in 1977 when he was writing his Yale University thesis on the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which governs offshore fishing rights. He traveled to Kodiak to visit fishermen and go fishing himself, and has been back many times since. Tread...
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City council approves temporary Horizon Lines deal
The Kodiak City Council has chosen to extend the city’s cargo-handling agreement with Horizon Lines. Horizon Lines operates Pier 3 on behalf of the city, but the city’s three-year contract with Horizon Lines expired Dec. 31. Negotiations for a new contract have been complicated by the upcoming construction of a new Pier 3. With negotiations continuing, the council voted 4-0 to extend the existing Horizon Lines agr...
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Keep eyes open for aurora
If Kodiak's skies stay clear, the archipelago's residents may be in for a light show. According to the Alaska Geophysical Institute, a solar storm detected Tuesday could bring aurora displays as far south as Colorado and central Illinois tonight. Kodiak will be in prime position to see displays overhead and to the south — if clouds stay away. According to the National Weather Service, Kodiak is expected to see gra...
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Board of Fisheries opens four-day Kodiak meeting
The Alaska Board of Fisheries opened its four-day Kodiak meeting on Tuesday as it listened to the first of more than a hundred fishermen who signed up to give the board a piece of their minds. During its four-day stay, the board will address 19 proposals including trawling in state waters and the declining condition of salmon fisheries on Kodiak Island's south end. The board operates on a rotating cycle that retur...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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