Economic Development

  • Economic Indicators
  • The Setting & Local Business Profile

    THE SETTING

    Kodiak Island is the largest island in Alaska and the second largest in the United States. It is part of the Kodiak Island Archipelago, a group of islands that stretch roughly 177 miles along the Katmai Coast in the Gulf of Alaska, about 200 miles south of Anchorage. The sixteen major and countless smaller islands that make up the group encompass nearly 5,000 square miles, roughly the size of Connecticut.

    Its location in the Gulf of Alaska and North Pacific Ocean places Kodiak near some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. In 2000, Kodiak ranked as the number three commercial fishing port in the United States in terms of value of seafood landed. More than one-third of the jobs in Kodiak are directly involved in the fishing industry, in either the harvesting or processing sectors.

    The City of Kodiak is at the northeast tip of the island, 50 minutes by air from Anchorage and three-and-a-half hours from Seattle. The city is the economic, transportation and governmental center of the area. It is located within the Kodiak Island Borough, which encompasses all of the island group, as well as portions of the Katmai Coast.

    The Port of Kodiak is "homeport" to more than 700 commercial fishing vessels. Not only is Kodiak the state's largest fishing port, it is also home to some of Alaska's largest trawl, longline, and crab vessels. Nearly 120 vessels based in Kodiak are at least 80 feet long.


    LOCAL BUSINESS PROFILE

    The retail and service business sectors in the City of Kodiak are fully developed. A wide range of support services is readily available for the fishing and visitor industries, which are main sources of income in the community. Local residents and visitors have a good selection of merchandise to fill their needs. Kodiak retailers are committed to quality, service and customer satisfaction.

    Most statewide financial institutions have branch offices in Kodiak. Three auto dealers offer a wide selection of new and used automobiles. There are 274 guestrooms available for conventioneers, with several restaurants, meeting rooms and banquet facilities.


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  • Port of Kodiak

    MARINE FACILITIES

    The City of Kodiak provides public dock facilities. Additionally, waterfront processors have extensive private docking facilities.

    The Harbor staff consists of 13 full time employees. It provides 24-hour security for 2,884 commercial vessels, 882 multi-purpose & pleasure craft and 286 auxiliary skiffs.

    Horizon Lines provide contract stevedoring services for commercial cargo.

    Municipal Marine facilities include:

    Pier I/Ferry Dock: 204'x 28'
    Use: mooring, loading and unloading
    Services: Water, bulk fuel

    Pier II/City Dock: 925'x 64'
    Depth 38' at MLLW; tides range approximately 10 feet
    Use: loading/unloading of commercial freight and fishing gear
    Services: Bulk fuel, water, covered warehouse.

    Pier III/Container Terminal:
    490'x 64' (880' Bollard to Bollard); depth at MLLW 38 feet
    Use: Container services for general cargo and fishing boats
    Services: Water, gantry crane (30 long tons).

    Small vessel moorage includes:
    Two harbors with 650 stalls; maximum vessel length, 150'.
    Tidal Grid #1 232'
    Gravel Grid 125'
    Two general purpose docks inside boat harbor.

    Mooring Buoys: St. Herman Harbor in Dog Bay

    Tariffs, rules and regulations applying to the use of docks and related facilities are available from the Harbormaster at (907) 486.‑8080.

    Commercial Marine Facilities:

    LASH Marine Terminal, in Womens Bay, provides service to several freight carriers, freight forwarders and consolidators, construction contractors and Kodiak's diverse fishing fleet. Seaport Terminal Services Inc., a subsidiary of LASH Corporation, operates the terminal and provides all necessary support services. The terminal presently has over 1,200 feet of dock space available. The terminal also has warehousing, yard storage, and crane services with 40 to 150 ton cranes, four 40 ton forklifts, trucking, waste disposal, and water. Fuel is also available through delivery from Kodiak's local distributors.

    Seaport maintains three mooring buoys within the "designated anchorage" in Womens Bay. Each buoy has a 15,000-lb. anchor and 180 feet of 2-3/4 inch stud link chain. With swivels located top, bottom and midwater, they provide maximum moorage capabilities for large vessels and barges. There is a 130' X 40' tide grid at the terminal. Vessel haul‑out and storage are available for most vessels up to 50' in length. LASH Corporation is presently developing Seaview Industrial Park next to the Terminal with property for sale or long‑term lease. LASH Corporation, a marine contractor, is also willing to "Build to Suit" for those businesses joining the Seaview Industrial Park family.

    Fuller's Boat Yard in Kodiak has installed a Marine Travel Launch Slip that holds vessels up to 150 tons. This greatly enhances Kodiak's abilities to provide ship repair services. Additionally, Fuller's has outdoor, dry storage for 75 boats and four 3,000-PSI pressure washers. It also provides wood, fiberglass, and aluminum repair services. The City of Kodiak has constructed a 660-ton travel lift on Near Island that began operations in October of 2009. Kodiak’s Marine Travel lift is the largest mobile boat hoist north of San Diego. Kodiak has built an “open yard” so that you can do your own work or hire vendors and contractors to work for you in the new, state-of-the-art boatyard. The Kodiak Boatyard is designed to provide a safe and environmentally sound place to haulout and work. The wash down pad is heated for winter work, there is an EPA approved storm water system, the wash water is filtered and recycled, tarps are required under every boat so no contaminates get into the soil or water, and plenty of electricity is available to each vessel. All registered vendors also carry the required certificates and liabilities to complete the project.

     

    The Marine Travel lifts Specifications   Marine Travel lifts operating capacity  
    Height: 63 feet Lift Capacity: 660 tons (1,320,000 pounds, 600 metric tons)
    Width: 60 feet Beam: 42 feet
    Weight: 800,000 pounds Length: 180 feet
    Horsepower: 600    

     


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  • Transportation

    TRANSPORTATION

    Air Services:

    ERA Aviation and Alaska Airlines provide regular scheduled service. Island Air and Servant Air provide scheduled air taxi flights to the outlying communities. Charter services are also available.

    The Kodiak State Airport has three paved runways: 7,500, 5,400 and 5,000 feet, with FAA contract tower services.

    Municipal Airport, located less than a mile from downtown Kodiak, has a 2,500’ paved runway. Although uncontrolled, the control tower at Kodiak State Airport provides traffic advisories.

    Float Plane Facilities:

    Next to Municipal Airport, Lilly Lake is the city's freshwater floatplane facility. A public saltwater floatplane facility is at Trident Basin Seaplane Base on the east side of Near Island. There are three ramps with spaces for 14 floatplanes. The landing area is approximately 4,400 feet long.

    Bus/Taxi/Car Rental:

    Bus - A coordinated transit system (KATS) operated by the Kodiak Senior Center has limited public schedules providing service between Bells Flats and Bayside, including the airport, town and USCG base. Fare: $2.00.
    Cab ‑ approx. $15 airport to town. Auto Rentals ‑ 3 companies

    Highways:

    The major highway in the Kodiak Island area follows the coastline from Cape Chiniak north, through the City of Kodiak, to Monashka Bay.

    Rail:

    None

    Trucking:

    World Wide Movers, Inc., Horizon Lines of Alaska, Kodiak Transfer, Pacific Alaska Freightways, AAA Moving and Storage, and Carlile Transportation Systems.

    Water:

    The Alaska Marine Highway System provides passenger, vehicle and cargo service with the M/V Tustumena. It connects Kodiak to the mainland road system via Homer, Whittier, Seldovia, Valdez, and Cordova. The M/V Kennicott, takes over the route during the Tusty’s annual repairs. The ferry makes occasional trips to Dutch Harbor, stopping at Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, False Pass, Akutan, Unalaska and Cold Bay. This service is seasonal, running from May through October. Contact the Alaska Marine Highway System for more information: 1-800-526-6731 or 907-486-3800.

    Cargo carriers include Horizon Lines, and Samson Tug & Barge; others make periodic visits.


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  • Economy & Tax Assessments

    ECONOMY

    Kodiak's role as a center for transportation, governmental offices, timber, and tourism complements its role as one of the Nation's largest producers of seafood. The City of Kodiak has the largest and most diversified fishing port in Alaska and is consistently ranked in the top three largest fishing ports in the U.S. in terms of value landed.

    Landings to the Port of Kodiak in 2011 were 349.5 million pounds, with an ex-vessel value of $178 million.  Salmon is traditionally the largest fishery in Kodiak in terms of wholesale value.

    Area residents hold 1,158 commercial fishing permits.  According to recent Department of Labor study, there were 789 active permit holders who contributed Kodiak’s fish harvesting sector in 2010.  Kodiak's processing plants employed approximately 1,598 people and have a combined payroll of over $68 million in 2010.


    TAX ASSESSMENTS

    Property tax is the largest source of revenue for the Kodiak Island Borough.  In Fiscal Year 2012, the Borough collected about $11.2 million in real & personal property taxes.  The 2012 assessed value of residential, commercial and personal property in the Kodiak Island Borough was $1.04 Billion, increasing $50.3 million from 2011. The Kodiak Island Borough also collected $1,970,265 in severance taxes, primarily from the commercial fishing and timber industries in 2012.

    Currently, the Kodiak Island Borough’s basic mill rate is 10.75 mills; however, for service districts outside the City of Kodiak there are additional mills assessed for road, lighting and fire services.  The maximum property tax rate in the Borough is 14.75 mills. Senior citizens and disabled veterans are exempt from paying property tax in the state of Alaska.

    The City of Kodiak generates much of its operating revenue from sales taxes collected within the city limits.  The cap on the amount of tax collected is $52.50 per transaction.  In FY 2012, estimated sales tax collected by the City of Kodiak was approximately $10.3 million.

     

    Tax

    Kodiak Island Borough

    City of Kodiak

    Real Property

    10.75 mills

    2.00 mills

    Personal Property

    10.75 mills

    none

    Sales Tax

    none

    7 %

    Transient Room Tax

    5 %

    5 %


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  • Villages

    VILLAGES

    Kodiak Village Profiles

    Ouzinkie

    Ouzinkie is located on the southwest shore of Spruce Island which lies just off the northeast end of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. The community of Ouzinkie is 10 air miles north of the City of Kodiak, and 247 air miles southwest of Anchorage. Swampy areas, volcanic and sedimentary rock, and an abundance of tall spruce trees characterize Spruce Island. Ouzinkie was founded in the early 1800s as a retirement community for Russian workers who wished to remain in the Kodiak area. A native village was also located in the vicinity and the assimilation of the two villages has created a unique blend of Russian and native heritage. The current estimated population of Ouzinkie is 178. Island Air Service makes scheduled passenger and mail trips to Ouzinkie. Charter service between the City of Kodiak and Ouzinkie is also available from several charter air services.

    Port Lions

    Port Lions is located near the mouth of Kizhuyak Bay on the north end of Kodiak Island near Whale Island, the City of Kodiak and the Shelikof Strait. The City of Kodiak is 19 air miles to the southeast, with Anchorage 247 air miles to the northeast. The mountainous terrain is covered with Sitka spruce, cottonwood, birch, alder and willow trees. Port Lions was established following the partial destruction of Afognak Village, on Afognak Island, by a tsunami in 1964. The current estimated population of Port Lions is 201.

    From March through September, the State of Alaska’s M/V Tustumena ferry stops at Port Lions. Island Air Service and Servant Air provide mail and passenger service. Charter air service between Port Lions and the City of Kodiak is also available. Floatplanes can land at the harbor. The 12 miles of gravel-surfaced roads are maintained by the City of Port Lions.

    Larsen Bay

    Larsen Bay is located near the junction of Larsen Bay and Uyak Bay fjords on the northwest coast of Kodiak Island. Larsen Bay is 60 miles southwest of the City of Kodiak, and 283 miles southwest of Anchorage. Larsen Bay is situated in a valley between tree and shrub-covered hills and mountains. The village of Larsen Bay has been an Alutiiq village for centuries. Russian fur traders brought trade to the area during the mid-1700s. A commercial fish cannery was first established in Larsen Bay in 1912. There are about 93 residents of the village. During the summer months the village of Larsen Bay more than doubles in population as commercial fishing gets underway. Summer and fall are also characterized by an influx of tourists seeking to go sport-fishing, bear viewing, deer and waterfowl hunting, and sight-seeing.

    The Island Provider makes trips from Kodiak upon request. Island Air Service provides regular passenger and mail services. The community is also served daily by several air services from Kodiak. Floatplanes can also land in the bay near the community. The 3.5 miles of gravel roadway are maintained by the City of Larsen Bay.

    Karluk

    Karluk is located on the northwest side of Kodiak Island facing the Shelikof Strait. Karluk is 88 air miles southwest of the City of Kodiak, and 301 air miles southwest of Anchorage. Low-lying mountains laced with rivers and streams characterize the terrain of the area. The Karluk River runs through the community and features all five species of salmon. In 1786, a permanent community was established as a Russian trading post. In the early 1900s Karluk was a major salmon producing community with several canneries processing millions of fish. A prominent feature in the community is the Karluk Russian Orthodox Church, a historical landmark. There are about 41 people residing in Karluk.

    Marine cargo services are available twice a month from the Island Provider operating out of Kodiak. The State of Alaska’s 2,400-foot runway can accommodate a Cessna 208 caravan and Navajo aircraft. Island Air Service provides regular passenger and mail service. There is about one mile of gravel road in the community.

    Akhiok

    Akhiok is situated on the west side of Alitak Bay between Kemph Bay and Moser Bay on the south end of Kodiak Island. It is about 98 air miles southwest of Kodiak City. The local shoreline is characterized by narrow rocky beaches with a gradual incline up to surrounding uplands. The terrain around Akhiok is low hills and tundra like valleys and flat land. The village site was established in 1881. The tsunami of 1964 destroyed the village of Kaguyak, just to the east of Akhiok, and all the Kaguyak villagers were relocated to Akhiok. There are about 81 people living in this strong Orthodox faith-based community. Residents of the community are predominantly Aleut with a small number of Caucasian and Filipino. The serene, beautiful village is home to an abundance of animal life including the Sitka black tail deer, five species of salmon and many other salt water fish species; all of which sustain the subsistence lifestyle of the majority of Akhiok residents. Currently, twenty-two Alutiiq dancers, ranging in age from 2 years to adulthood perform for visitors and across the state of Alaska.

    Access to Akhiok is by water or air. Island Air Service provides daily service from Kodiak to Akhiok. Charter flights are also available from other island-based carriers. The State of Alaska operates a 3,120-foot runway south of the town. The facility can be used by wheeled general aviation and amphibious floatplanes.

    Old Harbor

    Old Harbor is located on the southeast side of Kodiak Island on Sitkalidak Strait off the Gulf of Alaska. The community is about 50 miles southwest of Kodiak and 300 miles southwest of Anchorage. The Alutiiq people settled Old Harbor more than 7,000 years ago. The community is the site of the first Russian colony in Alaska. There are about 206 people living in Old Harbor. Old Harbor is the site of a historic Russian Orthodox Church. Old Harbor’s economy is based on commercial fishing. Tourism is also a growing part of the economy.

    M/V Lazy Bay offers service between Kodiak and Old Harbor. Island Air Service and Servant Air provide regular passenger and mail service to Old Harbor. The village is also served by several charter air services on a daily basis from the City of Kodiak.

    Remainder of Borough

    Remote areas of the borough, including Kazakof Bay on Afognak Island (the site of two logging camps), have a total population of approximately 300 people.


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  • Population

    POPULATION

    According to Alaska Department of Labor, the 2012 population of the Kodiak Island Borough is 14,041.  Although figures show a decline in 1996, this may be due to the use of a new method of estimating population.

    Population - 2012

    City of Kodiak

    6,431

    Akhiok

    87

    Aleneva

    37

    Chiniak

    44

    Larsen Bay

    93

    Old Harbor

    206

    Ouzinkie

    178

    Port Lions

    201

    Karluk

    41

    Womens Bay

    763

    USCG Base

    1,295

    Other Areas

    4,665

    Total - Borough

    14,041

    The City of Kodiak is the eighth largest city in Alaska, in terms of population. It ranks behind Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Sitka, Ketchikan, Kenai and Wasilla in that order. Anchorage, Juneau & Sitka are unified Home Rule Municipalities (i.e., unified city/boroughs); Fairbanks, Ketchikan, Kenai, and Kodiak are Home Rule Cities.

    The Kodiak Island Borough ranks seventh in terms of population, in comparison to other boroughs and unified municipalities. It follows Anchorage, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Juneau City and Borough, and Bethel Census Area, in that order. Fairbanks, Mat-Su, and Kodiak are 2nd class boroughs; the rest -- as mentioned above -- are Unified Home Rule Municipalities.

    The median age in the Kodiak Island Borough is 31.6 years. Approximately 32.4% of the population is under 18 years of age, about 1% higher than Alaska overall. Fifty-three percent of the population is male and 47% female.

    Approximately 18.7% of the Borough’s adults, age 25 and older, hold at least a bachelor’s degree. The number of adults, 25 years and older, estimated to have at least a high school diploma is 85.3 percent.

    The Kodiak Island Borough appears to be experiencing a slow-but-long-term shift in racial and ethnic distribution. The 2000 Census Bureau shows no significant increase in both the “Asian/Pacific Islander” and “Hispanic Origin” categories. In 2000, 17 percent of the population belonged to the “Asian/Pacific Islander” group. By 2010, this group remained at 17 percent. Conversely, the proportions of “Whites” decreased from 59 percent in 2000 to 55 percent in 2010. The “Native American” and “African American” groups saw very small changes, on the order of 1-percent. The 2010 Census included an additional category to determine race - "two or more races."


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  • Employment

    EMPLOYMENT

    Because of the State of Alaska’s method of collecting employment data, it is difficult to determine the exact size of the Kodiak Island Borough work force. The Alaska Department of Labor’s main source of employment data is the state’s unemployment insurance program, collected through Employment Security Contributions (ESC). Self-employed workers (fishermen) and Coast Guard employees do not participate in this program, so data is not collected for these two sectors.

    In 2012, the active workforce of Kodiak Island Borough increased from 7,025 to 7,074 (fish harvesting and CG excluded). The Borough‘s average monthly employment was 6,637 excluding fish harvesting and Cost Guard ( This figure more accurately depicts the number of full and part-time jobs as opposed to the number of actual workers.  Workers who switch jobs or hold more than one job may be counted more than once).

    The U.S. Coast Guard and other government entities is the dominant industry (when combined); making up 33% of the total employment. The seafood industry (including harvesting and seafood processing) is the next largest employment sector (30%). The largest gain was observed in manufacturing which is mainly comprised by seafood processing. That sector grew by 12.5% from 1,606 employees in 2010 to 1,806 employees in 2011. Wages in that sector alone increased by 6.5%.

    Kodiak’s employment varies throughout the year due to the seasonal nature of the fishing industry.  Employment usually peaks during the months of July, August and September when fish harvesting is busiest, and declines in November and December as yearly fishing quotas are reached.  For this reason, Kodiak is characterized by large swings in its monthly unemployment rate throughout the year, from as low of 4.9% to as high of 9.4% in 2012. The average annual unemployment rate for the Kodiak Island Borough in 2012 was 6.2% slightly lower than 2011 at 6.9%.  In 2012, Kodiak’s annual average unemployment rate of 6.2% was over almost 2%  lower than the national unemployment rate of 8.1% and lower than the Alaska state unemployment rate of 7.6%.

    Based on the number of commercial fishing permits held by Kodiak residents and accepted crew ratio, annual commercial fishing employment is estimated to be 790. Additionally, the U.S. Coast Guard directly employs approximately 1,300 (military, civilian, private contractor personnel).  Therefore, total employment for the Kodiak Island Borough is estimated to be 8,727.

    The Coast Guard maintains its largest facility in Kodiak. Between the various Coast Guard operating and support commands, there are approximately 1,400 military and civilian personnel (government workers) and 1,700 military dependents. The payroll for the uniformed Coast Guard was approximately $50 million in 2005. Coast Guard facility maintenance support and construction contract expenditures total approximately $30 million per year (expenditures vary depending on annual funding and construction contract awards).

    Uniformed personnel stationed in Kodiak are attached to the following Commands:

    • CGC Spar (WLB 206)
    • CGC Alex Haley (WMEC 39)
    • CG Integrated Support Command Kodiak
    • CG Air Station Kodiak
    • Communications Station Kodiak
    • Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak
    • NAVCEN Detachment Kodiak
    • Electronics Support Unit Kodiak
    • Loran Station Kodiak
    • North Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center
    • CG Investigations Resident Agent Office
    • 17th District Public Affairs Officer, West
    • Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak

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  • Cost of Living

    COST OF LIVING

    There are several studies exist in order to determine cost of living in cities in Alaska and around the country. In the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association (ACCRA) Cost of Living Index is designed to answer “How do urban areas compare in the cost of maintaining a standard of living appropriate for moderately affluent professional and managerial households? 

    The ACCRA Cost of Living Index provides a useful measure of living costs among approximately 300 different cities in the U.S. There are four Alaskan cities included in the report: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Kodiak. The ACCRA Cost of Living Index data is gathered 3 times a year –January, April, and July for 61standardized items. Items are categorized as Grocery, Housing, Utilities, Transportation, Healthcare and Misc. Goods and Services. The average price data of the each group is converted into an index number for each participating city and then used for comparative purposes. The ACCRA study does not take into account local tax burden or income levels, and is intended as a comparison of prices relative to a national average (100).


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  • Seafood Industry

    SEAFOOD INDUSTRY

    Kodiak is the center of fishing activities for the Gulf of Alaska.  Its fishery is among the most diverse in the state.  Residents participate in at least 27 different fisheries not including the numerous ground fish fisheries, which are lumped together in a single category by the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission. 

    In addition to being quite diverse, Kodiak’s fishing industry is also one of its oldest, dating back to the early 1800s when the Russians built the first salmon cannery in Karluk.

    Kodiak is consistently one of the top three fishing ports in the United States. The 2011 ex-vessel value of all fish coming into Kodiak was $178 million, up from $132.3 million in 2010, a 34.6% increase. Volume in 2011 was around 350 million pounds, up from 313 million pounds the year before.

    Salmon has traditionally been the mainstay of Kodiak's fisheries.  Because of the cyclic nature of the salmon fisheries -- especially pink salmon -- the volume and value of Kodiak’s salmon catch varies greatly.  Increased competition in world markets has also driven prices to new lows.  In 1997, the ex-vessel value of Kodiak’s salmon harvest was $18.8 million compared to $25 million in 1996 and $53 million in 1995.  The ex-vessel value of salmon in 2009 was $39.1 million up from $17.8 million harvested in 2005.

    During the recent years, ground fish fishery (primarily Pollock and cod) has become increasingly important to Kodiak’s economy. From 1986 through 2011, the ex-vessel value of this fishery increased from $23.5 million to more than $78 million.

    In 2011, the ex-vessel value of Kodiak fisheries was $ 178 million. Due to an increase in halibut and salmon prices, fishermen earned almost 35 percent more for their seafood in 2011 over 2010. In 2011, the wholesale value of the ground fisheries accounted for 44% of the total wholesale. The next largest fishery was salmon comprised 285 of the total value. Halibut fishery accounted for 20%, crab 6%. In terms of volume, ground fishery represented over three quarters (75%) of the region’s commercial catch.

    In addition to the fish harvesting and processing sectors, there are also several government and educational institutions that operate fisheries-related research facilities in Kodiak.  The National Marine Fisheries Service Utilization and Research Division, along with the University of Alaska’s Fisheries Industrial Technology Center, provide lab services, quality and handling studies, product development assistance and other research efforts.  The University of Alaska Marine Advisory Program also has a field office in Kodiak.  The Kodiak Fisheries Research Center, owned and operated by the Kodiak Island Borough, is a world-class research institute, open to both state and federal researchers.

     

    Port of Kodiak

    Seafood Value & Volume 2010-2011

     

    2010 a Landings (lbs.)

    2011 a Landings (lbs.)

    2010 Ex-vessel

    2011 Ex-vessel

    % change in value

    Salmon

    50,133,846

    72,497,380

    $29,786,161

    $50,325,046

    69.0%

    Chinook

    117,500

    156,020

    89,300

    139,700

    56.44%

    Sockeye

    7,724,700

    14,123,980

    10,737,300

    21,554,600

    100.75%

    Coho

    2,028,000

    1,194,130

    1,541,300

    976,000

    -36.68%

    Pink

    34,624,500

    51,520,510

    14,542,300

    23,857,500

    64.06%

    Chum

    5,639,100

    5,502,750

    2,875,900

    3,797,300

    32.04%

    Halibut

    6,605,270

    6,016,631

    $32,035,557

    $39,069,819

    22.0%

    Herring

    12,395,035

    4,770,897

    $2,107,156

    $554,841

    -73.7%

    Ground fish

    240,957,951

    263,697,016

    60,649,134

    78,392,835

    29.3%

    Pollock

    107,509,168

    119,936,451

    $19,351,650

    $20,582,498

    6.4%

    Rockfish b

    17,644,123

    15,460,958

    $2,254,077

    $2,451,453

    8.8%

    Flatfish c

    37,079,598

    40,650,048

    $3,806,128

    $5,987,489

    57.3%

    P. cod

    75,877,280

    84,977,901

    $19,728,093

    $29,822,150

    51.2%

    Sablefish

    2,789,628

    2,640,419

    $15,482,435

    $19,536,370

    26.2%

    Lingcod

    58,154

    31,239

    $26,751

    $12,875

    -51.9%

    Crab d

    2,453,117

    2,556,059

    $7,580,132

    $9,656,771

    27.4%

    Other

    525,755

    514,305

    $143,083

    $272,143

    90.2%

    Total

    313,070,974

    350,052,288

    $132,301,223

    $178,271,455

    34.7%

    Source: ADF&G COAR Database


    Table Key

    a. Pounds of product landed at the Port of Kodiak, including harvests outside the Kodiak management area (from fish ticket data).

    b. Includes: black, northern, thorneyhead, yelloweye, rougheye, shortraker, redbanded, yellowtail, silvergray, redstripe, and sharpchi, canary, dark, dusky, harlequin, widow. (Canary, dark, dusky, harlequin, and widow are not included in 2010 data).

    c. Dover sole, rex sole, butter sole, English sole, starry flounder, and Alaska plaice, arrow tooth flounder, skates, flathead sole, rock sole and sand sole. (Flathead, rock and sand sole are not included in 2010 data).

    d. Includes: Dungeness, red king, bairdi and opilio crab.


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  • Visitor Industry

    VISITOR INDUSTRY

    Tourism, like many other Kodiak industries, is based on our natural resources. Tourists come to Kodiak to view the scenic beauty, hike, camp, visit historical and cultural sites, view and photograph wildlife, and hunt and fish. The visitor industry in Kodiak has remained relatively steady for the past five years.

    As is true elsewhere in Alaska, Kodiak's visitor industry is seasonal, with approximately 76% of all visitors arriving during the summer months. The total number of visitors to Kodiak is approximately 30,000 (includes intra-state visitors)..

    Kodiak's share of the Southwest Alaska visitor market is approximately 31% year round. According to the Alaska Visitor Statistics Program, visitors to Kodiak and other Southwest Alaska destinations tend to stay longer than the average visitor to the state, and are significantly more likely to be repeat visitors. Additionally, visitors to Southwest Alaska typically spend more than twice as much as the average visitor to other regions in Alaska. According to the Alaska Visitor Arrivals and Profile Summer 2006 study, the average per person/per trip expenditures by visitors to Alaska during summer 2006 was $934. The majority was spent on tours and recreation.


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