Capt. William C. Deal, retiring commanding officer of Air Station Kodiak, and Capt. Melissa L. Rivera, incoming commanding officer of Air Station Kodiak, shake hands after reading their orders and passing command at a change of command ceremony held on Air Station Kodiak July 20, 2012, in Kodiak, Alaska. Before coming to Kodiak, Rivera served as executive officer for two years at Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.
LAINE WELCH Image via Wikipedia FISHERIES Published: November 7th, 2009 10:10 PM Last Modified: November 7th, 2009 10:12 PM KODIAK -- Kodiak and Alaska Peninsula crabbers got some good news last week -- bigger catch quotas for bairdi Tanner crab, a mid-January fishery important to local economies. Bairdi are the larger cousins of the better-known opilio Tanners, or snow crab. The bairdi boost stems from a big pulse of new crab recruits that biologists have been tracking for years. "That is what's fueling the increase in the harvest this year. We're just getting the very beginning of that year class," said......... http://www.adn.com/money/welch/story/1004091.html