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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.

ADF&G Weekly Sport Fishing Report

Jul 1, 2016

  This week, the reds in at Summer Bay and fishing is reported to be picking up, dolly fishing from local beaches has been excellent and halibut fishing has been great outside of Unalaska Bay. The ADF&G operated weir at McClees Lake has counted more than 19,000 reds to date and subsistence fishing at Wislow has been good. Tanner crab are still plentiful in some nearby bays, while Dungeness fishing may be starting up for the summer.

Read full report here.

Laura Kraegel

Weathervane scallop fisheries will open Friday across Alaska. But it'll be a while before commercial fishermen in Unalaska can harvest the world's biggest scallops — or think about selling their catch locally.

Miranda Westphal works for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as the area management biologist for Dutch Harbor and the Bering Sea. She said the state's five-boat fleet of scallop dredges won't arrive in Unalaska until September or October.

Unalaska city officials are fixing a defective transformer after faulty equipment caused a partial power outage Sunday night.

The outage started just before midnight and lasted for an hour and 20 minutes, according to J.R. Pearson, Unalaska's Deputy Director of Public Utilities. It killed power in town, on the spit, and at the airport.

Pearson said two powerhouse employees restored power on Monday around 1:20 a.m., after locating and isolating a broken recloser. He said they're in the process of replacing the part and fully repairing the transformer.

Frank chats with Scott Goodman of the Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation and he introduces a new segment.

ADF&G Weekly Sport Fishing Report

Jun 24, 2016

Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be providing weekly updates through the summer months on current sport fishing regulations, local fishing reports and any upcoming changes in the regulations. This week, the reds are starting to run at Summer’s Bay, halibut fishing has been reported to be picking up and tanner crab are plentiful in several locations. The ADF&G operated weir at McClees Lake has counted more than 9,000 reds to date.

See full report here.