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Stories from the KUCB Newsroom on the topic of business and industry. Also includes volunteer Frank Kelty's weekly fisheries update, the Unalaska Fisheries Report.

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Commercial fishing in Alaska was once known as one of the deadliest professions. It's still pretty dangerous, but the number of fatalities each year is trending downward.

The U.S. Coast Guard announced in October that over a recent yearlong period, not one commercial fisherman had perished at sea while working.

  

Last week Alaska Fish and Game set the Pacific cod guideline harvest level (GHL) for the fishing season that began on Jan. 1.

Dutch Harbor Fish and Game biologist Justin Leon says the 2016 numbers are a big change from last year.

"We've just released this coming year's GHL for the harvest that's going to be allowed for the Aleutian Islands Subdistrict, and that is going to be 10,476,259 pounds. It's down 42 percent from last year," Leon said.

Why such a huge drop?

Unalaska Fisheries Report, 12/18/15

Dec 21, 2015

Frank provides a recap of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council meetings; updates listeners on catch reports for the Bering Sea/ Aleutian Islands. 

Frank updates listeners on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council meetings, which are currently taking place in Anchorage.

The Board of Fisheries is in session and Frank talks about some of the proposals that impact our region.  

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