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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.

Gerry Cobban Knagin

It's been just over a month since the F/V Scandies Rose sunk west of Kodiak.  

Two fishermen were rescued wearing gumby survival suits in a life raft. The other five crew members — as well as their 130-foot crab boat — were never found.

Hope McKenney/KUCB

After standing down for the last three weeks, the Bering Sea cod trawl fleet is set to resume fishing this Sunday.

Abby Duffy is a fisherman on the F/V Miss Leona. She said the fleet stepped back voluntarily due to high bycatch numbers.

"January 20, the season opened, and we did start fishing," said Duffy. "The whole fleet went out and everybody got one trip. They were seeing — on some of the bigger, other boats — a lot of halibut bycatch."

Scandies Rose Facebook Page

After deciding to suspend its search for five people feared dead after their 130-foot crabbing boat sank on New Year's Eve off the Alaska Peninsula, the U.S. Coast Guard has released the names of the crew members of the F/V Scandies Rose. 

Gerry Cobban Knagin

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search on Wednesday evening for five people feared lost after their 130-foot fishing boat sank on New Year's Eve near Sutwik Island, off the Alaska Peninsula. 

The Coast Guard rescued two people and have suspended the search for the rest of the F/V Scandies Rose's seven-person crew. 

Gerry Cobban Knagin

Coast Guard crews are searching for five people in the water after their boat sank near Sutwik Island, off the Alaska Peninsula.

The F/V Scandies Rose — a 130-foot crab fishing vessel homeported in Dutch Harbor — sank around 10 p.m. Tuesday with seven crew members aboard.

Two survivors were rescued, and five crew members are still missing, according U.S. Coast Guard District 17 spokeswoman Melissa McKenzie. The two survivors were taken to the hospital in Kodiak where they are in stable condition.

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