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Rockfish survey finds good news for fishermen
KODIAK — A newly completed survey of rockfish off Kodiak Island and Chignik on the Alaska Peninsula could lead to bigger catches for Kodiak fishermen. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Philip Tschersich explained the study Thursday night at the Alutiiq Museum. The lecture was part of the museum’s fall lecture series, which features contributions from experts in multiple fields at 7 p.m. each Thursday. R...
Sep 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard Blotter — Sept. 9
Aug. 3 • Sector Anchorage watchstanders received notification from the crew of a 24-foot pleasure craft disabled in McClure Bay. The watchstanders issued a marine assistance request broadcast and the crew of the good Samaritan motor vessel Babel Fish responded. The Babel Fish crew towed the pleasure craft safely to Whittier after the vessels stayed in Culross Passage overnight waiting for weather conditions to imp...
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Kodiak still No. 5 among U.S. ports in commercial fish landings
KODIAK — Kodiak stood pat in this year’s rankings of the busiest commercial fishing ports in the United States. According to figures released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Kodiak landed 325.3 million pounds of commercial fish in 2010. That was up from 282.9 million pounds in 2009, but other ports registered similar gains. Dutch Harbor stayed No. 1 in poundage for the 22nd consec...
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Funding for new helicopter at Air Station Kodiak advances in U.S. Senate
KODIAK — The U.S. Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee advanced a $10.35 billion funding bill to the Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday. Included in the bill are two $18.3 million allotments to add two H-60 Jayhawk helicopters to the Coast Guard’s Alaska fleet. One helicopter will go to Sitka, which lost a Jayhawk in a crash last year. The other will come to Kodiak, raising the air station’s c...
Sep 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deadman's Curve bike path leads state transportation funding list
KODIAK — Advocates for a pedestrian and bike path running along Rezanof Drive from Pier 2 to Deadman’s Curve hope wide local support for the project will translate into an outpouring of public comment as the proposed pathway is reviewed in state transportation plans. The new 10-foot wide pathway is being considered in a draft of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which encompasses road, ferry...
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Offshore gale keeps sailors ashore in Kodiak
KODIAK — If it happened in the Atlantic Ocean, they’d call it a hurricane. Kodiak just calls it Monday. A strong weekend storm lashed the Gulf of Alaska and Kodiak Island during the last half of the long Labor Day weekend, penning the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Kennicott in port and leaving fishermen cursing the skies. “There’s a gale right there off the coast,” said Rich Courtney with the National Weather Servic...
Sep 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halibut limits are hot issue at meeting of Alaska House fisheries committee
KODIAK — The Alaska House of Representatives Fisheries Committee held a special meeting Thursday in Anchorage to address the new catch sharing plan proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The proposal has drawn heated comments from charter fishermen, who protest that it will limit charters to just one halibut per day. In exchange, commercial fisheries quotas could be transferred to charter fishermen who...
Sep 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski adds man with Kodiak connection to her Washington, D.C. staff
KODIAK — Sen. Lisa Murkowski has added a man with a Kodiak connection to her Washington, D.C., staff. Coast Guard Lt. Warren Wright, a former member of Air Station Kodiak, has been selected as the senator’s Coast Guard fellow, a member of the military assigned to cover issues related to his branch. “The Coast Guard fellow program is a partnership between the service that the senator makes ample use of in terms of ...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposed Kodiak term limit law follows same path as troubled Kenai Peninsula regulation
KODIAK — Kodiak voters in this year’s municipal election will be asked if they want to limit the number of years elected officials can serve in the borough. While the question is relatively straightforward, its implications might not be, and at least one Alaska borough has already found it could result in costly legal battles. In October 2007, Kenai Peninsula Borough voters approved a measure limiting borough asse...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missing expectations, Kodiak's pink salmon fishery sends ripples across the island
KODIAK — It’s been a rough season. Pink salmon, Kodiak’s most abundant commercial fish, were fewer in number and more varied in location than preseason forecasts expected, sending ripples throughout the island’s economy. With the pink season all but over, processors, workers, business owners and the rest of the island’s residents are left shaking their heads at what seemed like a promising year. Before the first p...
Aug 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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