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Friday, December 15, 2017
Ken Jones, captain of the F/V Serenity, and a board member of Cordova District Fishermen United, accepted an award at the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit in Anchorage on Dec. 8 on behalf of CDFU in recognition of CDFU’s 10 years of member supported sponsorship of the next generation of the next generation of Alaska fisheries leaders. CDFU sponsored participation at the three-day event for young Cordova harvesters. Photo by Margaret Bauman/The Cordova Times

New generation of harvesters faces big challenges

Words of encouragement from Gov. Bill Walker, along with bare economic facts of life the commercial fisheries in Alaska greeted several dozen young commercial...

Fish, game boards plan joint meeting Dec. 21

The Alaska Boards of Fisheries and Game will convene a teleconference of the Joint Board Committee at 11 a.m. on Dec. 21 to review...

Federal bill would offer harvesters small vessel relief

Legislation introduced by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., would extend a moratorium exempting fishing vessels and vessels under 79 feet from incidental discharge permitting requirements...
Trident Seafoods’ mobile kitchen, a retrofitted FedEx truck, offers consumers pollock burgers, fish and chips and more. Photo courtesy of Trident Seafoods

Fish Factor: Trident promotes Alaska Pollock via mobile kitchen

Alaska pollock is the nation’s largest food fishery, usually producing more than three billion pounds each year. The flaky whitefish dominates in fish sticks,...

Persistence pays off for subsistence openers

After years of effort to get subsistence fishing opportunities separate from commercial openers, the Alaska Board of Fisheries has approved a proposal extending that...

2018 forecasts out for Stikine, Taku kings

Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game say preseason forecasts for Chinook salmon returning to the Stikine and Taku rivers in Southeast...

NSEDC comes to aid of Nome health center

Board members of the Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. have approved a $2 million donation for construction of Norton Sound Health Corp.’s Wellness and...

Fish Factor: Challenging year ahead for commercial fleets

It’s going to be a tough year for many Alaska fishermen.Following on the heels of announcements of a massive drop in cod stocks, the...

Eastern Aleutian District Tanner crab fishery limited

One section only of the Eastern Aleutian District Tanner crab fishery will be open for harvesting on Jan. 15, the Alaska Department of Fish...
Sockeye salmon swimming

Upper Cook Inlet sockeye forecast edges up

An Upper Cook Inlet sockeye salmon forecast released in late November by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game calls for a run of...

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