The Navy held a meeting last Thursday in Kodiak to hear from residents about their proposal to increase training in the area. Kodiak residents have reservations about the Navy’s plans in fact a representative from The Alaska Marine Conservation Council has concerns. In particular related to the underwater noise from sonar.
The Navy uses the area to conduct carrier strike training with submarines it is very fond of the area and the conditions are good for training. However it overlaps with the habitat for white whale, halibut and the migratory path of salmon. The Navy states that it has a good track record of marine stewardship and is open to discussion.
The public has till Jan 25th to post comments on the proposal – http://www.gulfofalaskanavyeis.com/GetInvolved.aspx