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U.S. Coast Guard releases tote-rescue video

The U.S. Coast Guard has released video footage of the rescue of a fisherman who spent Friday night adrift in a fish tote off the shore of Kruzof Island.

According to KCAW in Sitka, Ryan Harris was crewing the Kaitlin Rae, which capsized and sank without warning. The boat’s skipper, Stonie “Mac” Huffman, managed to get into a survival suit. Huffman was hoisted from the beach at Pt. Amelia.

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NOAA releases annual fisheries report

Sportfishing remains strong throughout the United States, according to the NOAA 2013 Fisheries of the U.S. Report.
A table of U.S. commercial landings put Ketchikan in 12th place for the pounds landed: about 144 million pounds; and in 11th place for the value of that seafood: about $76 million more

The high cost of home games in rural Alaska

A snapshot from Kayhi's football game against Seward. Ketchikan paid $8,700 for fly the Seward team here.
Ketchikan teams sometimes pay for their competition to travel here for home games. more