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#RadioChatter #04-18-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Kodiak: Town Hall Meeting Provides Few Answers About Murders
Jay Barrett/KMXT
Monday night more than 200 people showed up at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium for a town hall meeting organized by the U.S. Coast Guard as a response to last week's double homicide at the Communications Station. In addition to Coast Guard officers, there were police, city, school district and mental health professionals on stage. Base Support Unit Captain Karl Moore made an opening statement saying the purpose of the meeting was to try and provide answers to questions citizens might have....

Pebble Fund Grant Award Winners 04/18/12
17 non-profit organizations, schools and villages in the Bristol Bay region will share over $540-thousand dollars in grant funding from the Pebble Fund. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story. (3:09)...

BBNC Polls Shareholders About the Pebble Mine 04/17/12
The Bristol Bay Native Corporation has released some detailed information about its shareholders opinions on the controversial Pebble Mine proposal. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details. (1:50)...

Research About Bristol Bay's Beluga Whales 04/18/12
he results of an ongoing research project studying Bristol Bay's beluga whale population was outlined in detail during last month's large science conference in Dillingham. In recent years the whales in Bristol Bay have been used to augment the research about Cook Inlet's endangered population of whales because of permit restrictions. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story. (2:50)....

The Alaska Population is Expected to Top 900,000 by 2035 04/17/12
The total population in Alaska is expected to grow by another 200-thousand people by the year 2035. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details. (4:07)...

Amateur division added to seafood recipe contest
Daily News correspondent
Published: April 17th, 2012 10:06 PM
Last Modified: April 17th, 2012 10:07 PM
It's time to dust off the secret recipe book.
Or just get wild and crazy in the kitchen.
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is looking for your best recipe. The institute has added an amateur recipe contest to its Great Alaska Seafood Cook Off event, which takes place May 14 at the Bill Sheffield Alaska Railroad Depot in Anchorage. The top 20 amateur recipes writers will be invited to the event. The recipe winner will receive prizes that include a new iPad. Recipes are due May 1 and can be entered at ......

Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists
Eyeless shrimp and fish with lesions are becoming common, with BP oil pollution believed to be the likely cause.
Dahr Jamail Last Modified: 18 Apr 2012 03:16
New Orleans, LA - "The fishermen have never seen anything like this," Dr Jim Cowan told Al Jazeera. "And in my 20 years working on red snapper, looking at somewhere between 20 and 30,000 fish, I've never seen anything like this either." Dr Cowan, with Louisiana State University's Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences started hearing about fish with sores and lesions from fishermen in November 2010.... /