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.
It was a generally good salmon season for Alaska, according to Andy Wink, a seafood economist with the consulting firm McDowell Group. Except for one species. “It was a disastrous year for chinook harvest.”
It’s been at least nine years since a student in the Kodiak Island Borough School District has taken his or her own life. The Kodiak Island Borough School District and the Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center have partnered for years to provide mental health services to the region’s schools.
A 42-year-old crewman, who was working on the 655-foot motor vessel Delsa, southeast of Cold Bay, fell 20 feet from the boat’s scaffolding, according to a Coast Guard news release. He suffered possible injury to his back and hip.
The Kodiak Police Department put the middle school and high school on lockdown this morning because of a possible threat of violence. According to Police Chief Ronda Wallace, they were investigating a statement a substitute teacher had overheard.
Sea cucumbers sell for high prices on the Asian market and are valued for more than taste. According to some, they have cancer fighting properties and could boost fertility, among their other possible benefits. It’s common for people overseas to buy dried sea cucumber, according to one diver. Sometimes as a base for soup.
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 Alutii
The first cohort of Alaska Salmon Fellows is wrapping up its pilot year with final projects. The program brings together different innovators in the state, from policy makers to artists, and prompts them to start discussions about the salmon industry.
The Baranov Museum in Kodiak Alaska is contracting with Juneau-based museum design firm ExhibitAK to help with redesigning its exhibits.
The group traveled through at least 12 time zones to reach the Russian community of Kadom, which was the home and birthplace of Saint Herman of Alaska.