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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 | 470 470 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 | 467 467 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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NPFMC demands action on tendering
The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council is acting to fix a hole in the new federal fisheries observer program. On Thursday, the council asked the National Marine Fisheries Service to amend its observer program by stepping up observation of tendering vessels. In initial reports, the council was told that the new observer program does not effectively monitor fishing vessels that deliver to at-sea tenders inst...
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Davidson seeks reelection
Charles Davidson has served on the Kodiak City Council for more than two decades. He is up for reelection for another three-year term, and it is those years of experience that Davidson feels make him the right candidate for the job. “I’m running again because I want to see completion of the major projects — the pumphouse at Monashka Bay and the dock,” Davidson said. “I feel I have the experience and the insight fr...
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Discovery Channel puts Kodiak welders in the spotlight
A new Discovery Channel show will follow in the wake of “Deadliest Catch” and “Coast Guard Alaska” as it trails Kodiak workers on the job. The Discovery Channel’s three-episode “Alaskan Steel Men” premieres Friday night and highlights the welding work of Kodiak-based Quality Marine of Alaska. The show was produced by Lizard Trading Company, a non-fiction TV production company based in California. Dennis Butts and ...
Aug 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board of Fish sets Kodiak agenda
Alaskans have 367 ideas to improve the state’s fisheries. Over the next year, the Alaska Board of Fish will decide if any of them are good ideas. This week, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released the proposal book for the six board meetings scheduled between October 2013 and March 2014. The meetings will be critical to Kodiak’s state waters fisheries, and the proposal book reflects that. Of the 367 propos...
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dillingham fisherman appointed to board of fish
Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed Dillingham fisherman Fritz Johnson to the Alaska Board of Fisheries seat left vacant by the resignation of Bill Brown. Brown, a Juneau reel repairman, resigned in January from the state board that governs fisheries. He told KTOO-FM at the time that “personal reasons” and “personalities” played into his decision. Gov. Parnell previously chose King Salmon setnet fisherman Vince Webste...
Aug 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend
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US faces on IPHC to remain unchanged
The Obama administration has unilaterally extended the terms of the American commissioners to the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The regular terms of the US commissioners expired in March, and new commissioners should have been appointed by President Obama at that time. Instead, sitting commissioners Ralph Hoard, Phillip Lestenkof and Jim Balsinger received letters last month saying their terms have bee...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
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