Kayla Desroches, KMXT - Kodiak

Kayla Deroches is a reporter at KMXT in Kodiak.

Some charter companies would trade number of fish for more fishing

A declining Pacific halibut stock means more restrictions for charter companies. Listen now

Survey finds higher-than-average number of Kodiak students may carry weapons to school

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.

State requests federal disaster declaration for Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod fishery

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

Response crews reach Shuyak spill

After weather delays, response crews have made it out to an oil spill roughly 50 miles north of the City of Kodiak. Listen now

Wind causes oil spill north of City of Kodiak

On Monday, high winds knocked up to 3,000 gallons of fuel off a dock roughly 50 miles north of the City of Kodiak. Listen now

Gulf to receive fishery disaster recovery funds, unclear when

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
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Kodiak puts hold on fisheries analyst services

Kodiak may be without a fisheries analyst for a while. Listen now

Fishermen set off for first tanner crab fishery since 2013

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

Kodiak fishermen find extra work through halibut research amid stock concern

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 commercial kelp harvest begins inside a seaweed nursery

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

Alaska meets global demand for sea cucumbers

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

Tanner crab fishery to open in Kodiak for first time since 2013

This year will be the first opening for tanner crab the Kodiak management area has seen in a few years. Listen now

Alaska Aerospace Corporation starts company for out-of-state services

The Alaska Aerospace Corporation will establish a subsidiary to handle its out-of-state services. Listen now

Alaska salmon season a success in global market

It was a generally good salmon season for Alaska, except for one species. Listen now

Alaska’s oldest building and its ghost story

If any historical site on Kodiak can claim to be haunted, it’s probably the Baranov Museum. Listen now

As king runs lag, fishers consider cause and prevention

Concern over poor king salmon runs across the state drew a panel of fisheries experts together at a recent meeting in Anchorage.

Human and robot companions retrieve equipment lost at sea

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

Statewide fish donations go toward hurricane recovery

Fish from across Alaska and the Lower 48 is going toward recovery from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Listen now

Chugach Alutiiq teachers preserve language in villages

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

Kodiak art project encourages salmon discussion

The first cohort of Alaska Salmon Fellows is wrapping up its pilot year with final projects. Listen now