Kodiak is 252 air miles southwest of Anchorage in the Gulf of Alaska. The City of Kodiak is located on the northeast tip of Kodiak Island, the second largest island in the United States. At 3,588 square miles, Kodiak Island is second in size only to Hawaii. The city’s population is about 6,200. Kodiak Island, which has been inhabited since 8000 B.C., has a population of approximately 14,000, including several Alutiiq Native villages. Commercial and subsistence fishing is an important part of local culture. The Port of Kodiak is “homeport” to over 700 commercial fishing vessels and is Alaska’s largest fishing port, hosting a year-round commercial fishing industry. It is also home to some of Alaska’s largest trawl, longline, and crab vessels.
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