Kirsten Dobroth, KMXT - Kodiak

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How Port Lions is increasing local food production

https://youtu.be/2mEWnN1uRKM A local food hub has spouted Port Lions on Kodiak Island, bringing with it increased food security. The archipelago is now home to six community and tribally owned farms. The idea is to connect...
fishing vessels

NOAA outlines sweeping plan to boost the nation’s seafood industry

NOAA Fisheries announced its National Seafood Strategy on Wednesday. It's the first one aimed at addressing the commercial fishing industry's needs.
Kodiak groceries

Grocery prices in Kodiak are among the highest in the country

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development data suggests food prices in Kodiak could be the highest in the country.
a marine drone

NOAA testing new marine drone to survey Gulf of Alaska fish populations

DriX, a new marine drone, is being tested out this summer to help survey fish populations in the waters off Alaska’s coast.
A helicopter in the sky

2 dead, 3 survive after plane crashes near Kodiak

A small plane crashed near the village of Old Harbor – on the southeast side of Kodiak Island – on Sunday afternoon, leaving two people dead.
woman at mic in studio.

Peltola supports debt ceiling agreement

Alaska's congresswoman likes the permitting reform section, which many of her Democratic colleagues abhor.
marine debris

More marine debris cleanup projects coming to Alaska

Programs aimed at cleaning up marine debris in Alaska are getting a funding boost from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
the Valdez Marine Terminal

New report details wide-ranging safety concerns at Valdez Marine Terminal

A sweeping 180-page report details a variety of safety concerns at the Valdez Marine Terminal, many of them reported by employees.
the Kodiak Jail

Kodiak corrections officer charged with sexually assaulting female inmate

Fredrick Fangonilo was arrested and charged Wednesday with third-degree sexual assault in the March 2022 incident.
a Bering Sea crab

10 billion snow crabs disappeared from the Bering Sea. Scientists and fishermen are working to learn why.

Such a large, sudden die-off and a lack of sea ice were a red flag for scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Lisa Murkowski giving a remote address

Murkowski, Peltola tell ComFish more needs to be done about ‘crisis’ levels of species decline

The lawmakers discussed the challenges faced by Alaska’s fishermen in a remote address to Kodiak’s annual commercial fishing trade show.
Interior: a CPR dummy rests on the ground as volunteers prepare to practice administering Narcan.

Narcan trainings new to Kodiak’s ComFish trade show schedule

Daily forums aimed at identifying and stopping an opioid overdose will include instructions on how to use the overdose-reversing drug.

Rough weather delays Kodiak barge deliveries, leaving grocery shelves bare

Grocery store shelves in Kodiak were bare this weekend after rough weather delayed food deliveries to the island.
a failed Kodiak rocket launch

Cleanup continues at Kodiak spaceport after January rocket crash

ABL Space Systems is still investigating the crash, but says the rocket rose more than 700 feet before its engines shut down 11 seconds after launch.
Kodiak crabbing boats

After a highly anticipated start, Kodiak’s Tanner crab season is almost over

Kodiak’s Tanner crab season started two weeks late, after the entire fleet refused to go fishing because of low prices from local processors.
a 19th-century kayak

Kodiak museum now owns rare 19th-century kayak

Harvard University's Peabody Museum transferred ownership of the kayak to the Alutiiq Museum, where it has been displayed on loan since 2016.
St. Herman Harbor

Kodiak eyes overhaul of its biggest boat harbor

Among the City of Kodiak’s top priorities – and biggest expenses – are $40 million worth of repairs for its biggest harbor.
boats in a harbor

After a 2-week stand-down, Kodiak’s Tanner crab strike is over

After two weeks of staying at the dock, Kodiak’s Tanner crab fleet is finally going fishing after crews and processors agreed on a price.
Kodiak fishing vessels

Kodiak’s Tanner crab fleet stand-down still strong a week in

Kodiak crabbers voted Sunday to press pause on the Tanner crab season altogether until they get a price from canneries they think is fair.