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Moose Research in Unit 22 Could Explain Declining Population

Moose nutrition throughout the Seward Peninsula is currently the focus of one of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s latest research projects. Results from this project could help ADF&G better respond to declining moose populations in Unit 22D. The four-year study started in the fall of 2017 by setting up radio-tracking collars on moose…

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Crabbing in 2019? Fish & Game Says “A Year to Forget”

According to a recently released recap from the Department of Fish & Game, crabbing in the Norton Sound this year was underwhelming in many ways. At the beginning of 2019, ADF&G set the region’s lowest guideline harvest level in 20 years, poor ice conditions and early sea ice loss prevented many from crabbing in the…

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Unit 22 Moose Population Varies From Healthy to Concerning

As Monday’s reporting deadline looms for this season’s Unit 22 moose hunters, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) recapped the fall 2019 RM840 hunt and shared some context on the overall health of the moose population on the Seward Peninsula. KNOM’s Davis Hovey reports: “It went well. Seasons were relatively brief in comparison…

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NOAA and Savoonga Track Cod During First-of-Its-Kind Collaboration

Researchers and Western Alaskans alike want to know more about Pacific cod’s movements as they swim from the Southern Bering Sea into the Northern. In a unique collaboration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries worked with fishermen in Savoonga to tag and track cod within the drastically changing Bering Sea ecosystem. KNOM’s Davis Hovey…

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Proposed Elim Quarry Faces Latest Hurdle: Lack of Money

Aerial view of rural Alaska community on a cloudy summer day

Plans to get a rock quarry project off the ground in Elim have hit a funding road block. So far, the projected site has been selected 20 miles southwest of the community and the sample test results on the project’s dimensional stone and rip-rap show promise. Additionally, Morris Nakaruk, the Vice President of the local…

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