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Cordova, AK
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cain seeks reappointment to Board of Fisheries

Incumbent Alaska Board of Fisheries member Alan Cain, of Anchorage, has been nominated by Gov. Bill Walker to fill a vacancy on the board,...

NPFMC plans final action on halibut sport fishing limits, permits

Federal fisheries managers plan final action in April on proposals that would require annual renewal of charter halibut permits and for new restrictions to...

Fish Factor: Pacific halibut fishery faces challenges

Pacific halibut catches for 2018 won’t decline as severely as initially feared, but the fishery faces headwinds from several directions.Federal fishery managers announced just...
Snug in the harbor: The majority of Cordova’s gillnet fleet have put their boats away for the winter in the Cordova Boat Harbor, wrapping up the 2017 commercial salmon fishing season. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

Submit proposals to Alaska BOF by April 10

Those seeking to submit proposals for consideration by the Alaska Board of Fisheries 2018/2019 meeting cycle must transmit them in time to be received...

Tanner crab devoured during celebration dinner

Local fishermen, cannery employees and government officials celebrated Cordova’s first Tanner crab fishery in 30 years with plates of fresh crab, shared with friends,...

Sitka Sound harvesters catch 2,800 tons

Harvesters in the Sitka Sound herring fishery caught 2,800 tons of fish through March 26, despite inclement weather that included 20 knot winds and...

Coast Guard rescues five in three separate incidents

Forwards deployed Coast Guard helicopter crews rescued five individuals in three separate requests for help during the third week of March.On March 23, a...

Message to shellfish buyers: get ugly

“It’s what’s on the inside that counts” is the message Alaska crab marketers are pushing to encouraging their customers to put appearances aside.“We’re telling them...

Catch limits lowered for halibut fishery opening March 24

Commercial halibut fisheries get under way March 24, from Southeast Alaska to the Bering Sea, with catch limits lowered and charter vessel management measures...

Nominations out for BOF, IPHC, NPFMC

Nominations are in progress to fill upcoming seats at the Alaska Board of Fisheries, and Alaska seats on the International Pacific Halibut Commission and...


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