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.

Safety in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Island crab fleet is improving.

In the 1990’s, 73 crew members died making the BSAI crab fleet the most hazardous commercial fishery in the United States.

A report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) shows there was only one fatal injury over from the 2005/2006 season to the 2012/2013 season.

The researchers attribute safety improvements to Coast Guard Compliance Checks and the shift to a quota-based system.

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Seafood processing industry leaders are gathering for the 16th annual Surimi Forum this week in Oregon.

Mark Johahnson, the president of Westward Seafoods, will be there to make a presentation about surimi supply and it's global market. Surimi is one of Dutch Harbor processing companies' main products.

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If Josh Good's plan comes to fruition, locally brewed beer is coming to Unalaska. As the winner of the Aleutian Marketplace Competition, Good was given $20,000 in seed money to create the Unalaska Brewing Company.

On Monday, Good beat out two other finalists – Piama Oleyer’s “My Aleutian Home Assisted Living” and Priscilla Miller’s “Yin Yang & Aang Mobile Floating Food Truck” -- to secure the funds.

Unalaska Fisheries Report, 4/8/16

Apr 8, 2016

Frank called in from the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council meetings for this episode of the Unalaska Fisheries Report.  He also interviewed Stephanie Madsen, Executive Director of the At-Sea Processors Association.