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Margaret Bauman

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Margaret Bauman is a veteran Alaska journalist focused on covering fisheries and environmental issues. Bauman has been writing for The Cordova Times since 2010. You can reach her at mbauman@thecordovatimes.com.
Governor Bill Walker shakes hands with Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott after signing an Administrative Order on Climate Change, at the State Capitol in Juneau, Alaska, October 31, 2017.

Walker announces climate change action plan

Gov. Bill Walker has announced a climate change action plan, creating a framework for Alaskans to strategize a response to global warming that threatens...

Cordova ranks in top 30 commercial fish ports

A new federal fisheries report on the economic impact of America’s fisheries ranks Cordova 28th in the nation in 2016 on commercial fisheries landings.The...

EPA begins processing over 839,000 comments on mine discharge issues

A decision on whether to leave in place federal restrictions on the discharge of dredged or fill material to avoid potential adverse environmental impact...
Sockeye salmon swimming

Alaska Supreme Court takes up Stand for Salmon v. Mallott

A decision over the constitutionality of a proposed ballot initiative that would update Alaska’s 61-year-old fish habitat permitting law is now in the hands...

Survey shows GOA cod biomass down 71 percent

Surveys and preliminary modeling for the 2018 Pacific cod stock assessment show that Pacific cod biomass is down substantially in the Gulf of Alaska,...
Coho Salmon

Superior Court clears way for salmon habitat initiative

An Alaska Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of a ballot measure intended to protect fish habitat can proceed and has approved the...

NPS authority to manage navigable rivers upheld

Judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals have upheld the right of the National Park Service to manage boating activities on navigable rivers...

Wild salmon harvest worth $678.8 million

A new report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates the preliminary ex-vessel value of Alaska’s 2017 commercial catch of 224.6 million...

Seaweed farming research gets federal funding boost

Research on improving the growth, harvest and transport of farmed sugar kelp at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is getting a financial boost with...

Bristol Bay red king crab quota set at 6.6 million pounds

Commercial harvesters of Bristol Bay red king have been given a total allowable catch of 6.6 million pounds for the fishing season slated to...

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