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.

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.

Unalaska Fisheries Report, 1/29/16

Jan 29, 2016

Frank recaps the first week of the pollock fishery.  He also runs through catch reports for all of the regional fisheries. 

The name is ‘Pollock.’ Just ‘Pollock’

Jan 21, 2016
NOAA Fishwatch

It’s official: The fish formerly known as “Alaska Pollock” now goes by a single name. It’s just called “pollock” now. That’s according to the FDA, which today updated its list of acceptable seafood marketing names.

Ethan Nichols

The 200-foot-long oil spill response barge Ibis came off its mooring Saturday afternoon in rough seas and drifted onto Front Beach, requiring a coordinated response effort. The barge has been anchored in Iliuliuk Bay for the past several months.

The barge is owned by Resolve Magone Marine Services. As of Saturday evening, a company crew had maneuvered the barge off the beach and guided it back to Magone Marine in Dutch Harbor. 

Dan Magone, Resolve Magone Marine president, said gale force winds on Saturday afternoon caused the barge the break loose from its mooring.

Unalaska Fisheries Report, 1/15/16

Jan 15, 2016

First episode of the New Year!