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Wednesday Morning 07/19/23

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A plan to create an emergency service area in the small community of Cooper Landing is off the table, and a new effort for a larger, regional service area is underway from the borough mayor’s office; and the last two years have been big for Kodiak Tanner crab fishermen. Processors offered record prices, a record of more than $8 per pound, back in 2022, and this year’s harvest levels were the highest they’ve been since 1986, making it the largest crab fishery in the state. All that attention has also renewed discussions about how to best manage – and protect – the fishery going forward.

Support for the morning newscast comes from The Homer Foundation, your local community foundation serving the southern Kenai Peninsula. This spring, the Homer Foundation granted fifty thousand dollars in scholarships to local students, bringing the lifetime total to over four hundred sixty thousand dollars awarded since 1991. Impact like this would not be possible without the passion, vision, and generous support of donors and we are grateful for your involvement. Learn more at
Homer Foundation.

Simon Lopez is a long time listener of KBBI Homer. He values Kachemak Bay’s beauty and its overall health. Simon is community oriented and enjoys being involved in building and maintaining an informed and proactive community.