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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.

Annie Ropeik

Unalaska's inching closer to construction on a $44 million renovation of the city dock.

At a City Council meeting Tuesday night, PND Engineers announced they're more than halfway done with the designs — and aiming to break ground in the spring of 2017.

PND Vice President Dempsey Thiemen said the two-year project will replace docks three and four as well as realign the entire dock face. The goal is to create more flat, usable space for handling and storing cargo.

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The commercial herring fishery is on hold in Unalaska — because no one can find the fish.

The herring season opened more than a week ago. So far, fishermen haven't had any luck, even with a spotter pilot searching from above.

"There's been no appreciable harvest at all," said Frank Kelty on the Unalaska Fisheries Report. "The fish appear to be well offshore and in very deep water where the seiners can't get to them."

Frank provides an update on the delayed herring fishery, the new quota for brown king crab, and more.  

ADF&G Weekly Sport Fishing Report: July 21, 2016

Jul 21, 2016

  Regulation reminders:

· The bag limit for Unalaska Bay fresh and saltwaters is 5 salmon per day of which only 2 may be sockeye and 2 may be coho.

· The bag limit for the remainder of Unalaska Island is 5 salmon per day all of which may be sockeye or coho.

· Anglers are reminded that Town Creek (Iliuliuk) is closed to fishing for sockeye year round.

· The saltwaters of Summer Bay are open to snagging; however, the freshwaters from the outlet of Summer’s Bay Lake to the ocean are closed to all sportfishing.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is in Unalaska this week. Officials from the agency's regulatory division are here to explain how they evaluate permit applications for construction projects proposed in streams, tidal wetlands, and other U.S. waters.

Jen Martin is a USACE regulatory specialist. She said her division is responsible for protecting Alaska's waterways.