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.

UniSea Seeks To Blast Out Temporary Rock Quarry

Feb 18, 2016

The Unalaska Planning Commission's monthly meeting was postponed this week due to a lack of quorum; the Commission plans to continue the meeting next Thursday, Feb. 25.

On the agenda is a request for a conditional use permit for a UniSea project. The fish processing company is asking the city for permission to create a temporary rock quarry; rock from the quarry will be used in rebuilding the company's G1 dock facility.

Unalaska Fisheries Report, 2/5/16

Feb 5, 2016
Pipa Escalante / KUCB

More highlights from pollock 'A' Season, Bering Sea catch reports from a variety of species, and surprise appearance by ADF&G's Miranda Westphal.  You don't want to miss this week's episode of the Unalaska Fisheries Report.

New Fish and Game Biologist Aims For Balance

Feb 5, 2016
Greta Mart

Justin Leon is the newest staff biologist at Dutch Harbor's Alaska Department of Fish and Game office. He now assists biologist Miranda Westphal in managing the Bering Sea Aleutian Islands (BSAI) area for the Division of Commercial Fisheries. 

Leon has been on the job now since December and said he and his wife had always wanted to see Unalaska, so when a job came up here he eagerly applied. The couple moved here from Nome with their new baby boy.

Kelty Receives Excellence in Service Award

Feb 3, 2016
Frank Kelty

Unalaska City Council Member and former Mayor Frank Kelty was recently honored with an Excellence in Service Award from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. Kelty was one of five recipients of the award this year, and was recognized for his many years of service to the Unalaska Advisory Committee. 

Greta Mart

Local Coast Guard personnel are investigating a diesel fuel spill at the Carl E. Moses boat harbor.

The spill was discovered on Monday afternoon, when the crew of a neighboring vessel noticed it and notified the Coast Guard's Dutch Harbor office.

According to Supervisor Lt. Bill Fitzgerald, after an initial investigation, unit personnel weren't able to determine who caused the spill or precisely when an estimated  "couple hundred gallons" went into the water, he said.