Industry

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

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.

Courtesy Albert Burnham

Singapore-based container and shipping company American President Lines (APL), has applied to dredge a portion of Iliuliuk Bay to accommodate larger vessels and provide additional storage capacity within it's existing facility in Unalaska.

Newscast: 10/23/19

Oct 23, 2019

Approaching six days with stalled service, Unalaskans are lobbying for regular flights to resume; the family and friends of the late David Oltman are holding a memorial on Sunday in Washington state; and Pacific rockfish fared well under warm ocean conditions nicknamed the "blob."

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Commercial fishing opens Tuesday, Oct. 15 for Bristol Bay red king crab.

This season, the declining population has forced managers to set the total allowable catch (TAC) at 3.8 million pounds.

That number is 12 percent lower than last year, as well as the lowest since the fishery was rationalized in 2005. Even if fishermen catch all of the TAC, it'll be the smallest harvest since 1982.

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