Special Episode: Pastor Jake from Unalaska Reformed Church! :)

Posted on: June 16th, 2024 | Author: Matthew Vroman | Filed under: Community Window, Hour of Hope

Great episode that will cover the Bible and the law  :) and the Gospel.  Be sure and tell a friend and visit the church in Unalaska.  Service 11 am Sundays at Dutch Harbor Mall.

unalaskareformed.org

MP3+PDF: Aleutians East Borough Assembly Meeting – June 14th, 2024 – 1PM

Posted on: June 14th, 2024 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, KSDP Programs

The Aleutians East Borough Assembly is holding a special meeting on Thursday, June 14th, 2024 at 1:00 PM.

KSDP will air the meeting live & archive the audio here:
https://apradio.org/mp3/2024-06-14-aeb.mp3

AGENDA+PACKET:
          Agenda Packet          

‘They’re in real dire need’: Aleutian mayors weigh in on fishing crisis

Posted on: June 13th, 2024 | Author: Theo Greenly | Filed under: 830AM KSDP Radio News, Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, King Cove, KSDP Newscast

“We told them that we are fishing communities,” said Osterback. “We don’t do anything else. We don’t have anything else. Every business in our communities depends on the fisheries.”

The mayors of Unalaska and the Aleutians East Borough traveled to Washington, D.C. last month, sounding the alarm on the challenges jeopardizing Alaska’s fisheries.

Unalaska Mayor Vince Tutiakoff Sr. and Aleutians East Borough Mayor Alvin Osterback attended an invite-only conference May 22 and 23 in the nation’s capital. There, they filled state and federal officials in on the severity of the fishing industry crash and its impact on rural communities.

“Right now they have a crisis going on in King Cove,” Tutiakoff said during an Unalaska City Council meeting in late May, referencing the recent closure of Peter Pan — King Cove’s main economic driver. “They will not have a processing plant and they will not have a salmon season. They don’t have a crab season. They’re in real dire need.”

The closure of Peter Pan and sell-offs within Trident have sent shock waves through coastal towns who rely on the fishing industry.

Tutiakoff said federal officials he spoke with were interested in the issue but weren’t aware of the whole situation.

“My comments to the Secretary of Commerce were that we need help,” he said. “We need it soon. Unlike some communities, we do have some revenues but it’s not going to carry us very long before we start to feel the impact.”

Tutiakoff said the main issue brought forward at the meeting was that Alaska’s fish can’t compete with loopholes in global markets. He said Russian-caught fish is being transferred to countries like China and then sold on the American market as an Alaska product.

He called for federal officials to close loopholes that benefit the Russian fishing industry, warning that if help didn’t come soon, “Russian fish will be on everybody’s plate.”

Osterback agreed with Tutiakoff, emphasizing the region’s reliance on the success of its fisheries.

“We told them that we are fishing communities,” said Osterback. “We don’t do anything else. We don’t have anything else. Every business in our communities depends on the fisheries.”

Osterback noted that Sen. Dan Sullivan is working to add fisheries into renewal of the Farm Bill, a set of programs that support American agriculture. Including fisheries in the bill could insulate the industry from fluctuating markets.

“Whether you’re growing crops on land or you’re harvesting in the sea, you’re still a harvester,” Osterback said. “The fishermen, the municipalities, the processors — we’re all tied together pretty tight. If one fails, we all fail.”

Sens. Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski are expected to present a strategic plan to the Secretary of Commerce this summer.

Silver Bay purchases Trident’s False Pass facility

Posted on: June 12th, 2024 | Author: Theo Greenly | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Fish News - newsletter, King Cove, KSDP Newscast

(Photo courtesy of Trident Seafoods)

Silver Bay Seafoods has purchased Trident’s processing plant in False Pass, according to a joint statement last week from the two seafood companies.

Trident Seafoods sent shock waves through the fishing industry when it announced in December it was selling several of its plants around the state — that after delaying construction of its new, flagship facility in Dutch Harbor by at least a year. 

Trident CEO Joe Bundrant called the current restructuring decisions “the most difficult” decisions of his career.

Fishermen-owned Silver Bay already operates a facility in False Pass, just next to the Trident plant. Silver Bay President and CEO Cora Campbell said owning adjacent facilities would make operations more efficient, and allow them to provide more opportunities to the fleet.

Silver Bay said it will also be able to provide fuel services with the new facility.

Alaska’s fisheries are facing an unprecedented crisis. A flood of foreign fish into the market, coupled with inflation and trade sanctions, have led to a massive drop in the market value of Alaska’s fish — and coastal communities are feeling the squeeze.

Peter Pan Seafoods made the last minute decision in January not to open their King Cove facility for A season, and then announced in April they wouldn’t open at all, selling some of their plants in other parts of the state, leaving King Cove without its economic driver.

Area M Daily Harvest Report 06-06-2024

Posted on: June 7th, 2024 | Author: Amy M. | Filed under: Community Window

Area M Daily Harvest Report 06-06-2024

Bible End Times

Posted on: June 6th, 2024 | Author: Matthew Vroman | Filed under: Hour of Hope

Peninsula Management Area and Chignik Salmon Weir Counts Cumulative Escapement through 06-05-2024

Posted on: June 6th, 2024 | Author: Amy M. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Fish News - newsletter, Fisheries News

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MP3+PDF: Sand Point City Council Meeting: Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 at 7PM

Posted on: June 4th, 2024 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Community Window, KSDP Programs

Sand Point City Council will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 at 7PM.

KSDP will air the meeting live & archive the audio here:
https://apradio.org/mp3/2024-06-04-citycouncil.mp3

Download the packet below (PDF):
https://www.sandpointak.com/uploads/2/7/6/7/27677223/june_4_2024_sand_point_council_special_meeting_packet-final.pdf

Peninsula Management Area and Chignik Salmon Weir Counts Cumulative Escapement through 06-02-2024

Posted on: June 3rd, 2024 | Author: Amy M. | Filed under: Community Window

PenEscReport

End Times Revelation 1:5-7

Posted on: June 1st, 2024 | Author: Matthew Vroman | Filed under: Hour of Hope

AEB Fish: ADFG South Pen Salmon Pre-Season Meeting – May 30th, 2024

Posted on: May 30th, 2024 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

ADFG’s South Alaska Peninsula Salmon pre-season stakeholders meeting will happen via M$ Teams videoconference:
Thursday, May 30th, 2024 at 10AM

“Annual ADFG Preseason meeting for fishermen. Video conferencing will be available at AEB offices in Sand Point, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon and False Pass. Otherwise fishermen can use the phone number to call in directly or from the harbor houses. They will need to dial the number below and enter the passcode.”

Meeting ID: 279 844 469 514

Dial-in by phone
+1 323-433-2327,,678885963# United States, Los Angeles
(833) 779-6874,,678885963# United States (Toll-free)
Phone conference ID: 678 885 963#

End Times 4

Posted on: May 25th, 2024 | Author: Matthew Vroman | Filed under: Hour of Hope

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