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Board of Fisheries changes little in Chignik
The Alaska Board of Fisheries is making few changes in Chignik-area fisheries after a two-day meeting in Anchorage. Only two of eight proposals submitted by Chignik fishermen were approved by the seven-member fish board last week. The accepted proposals determine when a seine has stopped fishing and allow fishery managers flexibility when deciding whether to open the Chignik River commercial salmon fishery. The se...
Dec 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAC shelves plans for Pasagshak barge dock
Alaska Aerospace Corporation is shelving plans for a new barge dock in Pasagshak after failing to receive a federal grant for construction. The U.S. Department of Transportation failed to include the dock project in its list of TIGER grant recipients. The sole Alaska project funded under the program is a street improvement effort in the village of Alakanuk. Without federal funding for the dock, the project has bee...
Nov 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 279 279 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak toppled as top halibut port in Alaska
Kodiak will not take Alaska’s halibut title for a second year. With 97 percent of the halibut quota in the central Gulf used, Homer has landed 4.39 million pounds of halibut to Kodiak’s 3.38 million. The halibut season ends Nov. 7, and just under 339,000 pounds of halibut quota remains in the central Gulf of Alaska. Statewide, 20.53 million pounds of the state’s 21.81 million-pound quota have been taken. After Hom...
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Grant gives medical coding students access to distant labs
A new project at Kodiak College is allowing students to use laboratories around the world without leaving the island. The Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO) project allows colleges to develop distance-delivered certificate programs in the health care field. Kodiak College was recently awarded around a $500,000 Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the...
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Ouzinkie generator fire linked to negligence
A March generator fire at the City of Ouzinkie power plant has been linked to negligent operational procedures. The city’s main diesel generator caught fire March 21 and left the Spruce Island city without power for a day. At the time, Ouzinkie’s two backup generators were not working, but a mechanic was able to fly to the community of 168 people and restore power. Investigation revealed the fire caused around $4,...
Nov 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 319 319 recommendations | email to a friend
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CFEC report: More limited-entry fishermen aren’t Alaskans
A new report by the state’s commercial fisheries division shows an increasing number of Alaska fisheries permits are held by nonresidents. According to the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, 23 percent of Alaska’s 14,244 limited entry fishing permits were held by non-Alaska residents at the end of 2012. When the permits were issued, just 19 percent were given to non-Alaskans. The report also shows an increase ...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 348 348 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maple's commander is relieved of duty
The commander of the Sitka-based Coast Guard cutter Maple has been relieved from command after reports of trouble on board. On Monday, KCAW-FM in Sitka reported that Lt. Cmdr. Fred Seaton was reassigned to Air Station Sitka on Oct. 1 after the Coast Guard received reports of “poor command climate” aboard the cutter. Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow told KCAW’s Rachel Waldholz that he was not permitted to discuss t...
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Alaska cases reported in salmonella outbreak, none in Kodiak
Alaska has reported 14 cases of salmonella illnesses tied to an outbreak linked to chicken sold by Foster Farms. No illnesses have been reported in Kodiak. According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert to inform people about the new salmonella strain that has caused illnesses in 18 states. As of Monday, 278...
Oct 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 362 362 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaskan caviar finds market in Russia
Alaska’s record salmon season is saving Russia from a shortage of red caviar, Russian newspaper Kommersant reports. Russia’s federal fisheries agency said last week that wholesale prices for salmon roe, a popular delicacy in Russia, surged to $165 per pound due to poor salmon fishing within Russia. Thanks to Alaskan imports, the price has fallen back to about $55 per pound. “Merchants tried to drive prices up in J...
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 363 363 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parnell tries to open shut down refuges
Gov. Sean Parnell has appealed to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in an attempt to reopen Alaska wildlife refuges including the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. On Friday, Parnell released a statement saying that he spoke with Jewell by phone. “Whether it’s for hunting, fishing, or subsistence, Alaskans’ access opportunities cannot lawfully be curtailed due to a federal government shutdown,” Parnell said in...
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