USDA buys $5.3 million in canned pinks

U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have purchased more than 156,000 cases of canned wild Alaska pink salmon worth $5.3 million for distribution [...]

Alaska Gasline Development Corp. gets overhaul

A shakeup in the makeup of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. came about this past week, as Gov. Bill Walker sought to put in charge people whom he [...]

GE salmon wins federal approval

Federal regulators have approved genetically modified salmon to be raised in hatchery tanks in Canada and Panama as safe enough to be marketed in [...]

Award winning water

The City of Cordova has been recognized as having the "Water System of the Year" for populations over 1,000 by the Alaska Rural Water [...]


The Alaska Marine Highway System announced on Nov. 19 plans to host a meeting at the Cordova City Council chambers on Dec. 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to [...]

Third party subpoenas denied in Pebble litigation

A federal court judge has ruled against motions from the Pebble Limited Partnership to compel testimony and documents from third party interests in [...]

Alaska Symphony of Seafood 2016 calls for entries

A call for product to compete in the Alaska Symphony of Seafood 2016 was issued Nov. 17 b the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, with a deadline [...]

Prices are down, sales encouraging on BB sockeyes

After four consecutive years of base prices above a dollar a pound, harvesters in the 2015 Bristol Bay sockeye fishery saw that price tumble to 50 [...]

Murkowski: Paris attack was an absolute travesty

In the wake of what has now identified as an attack by jihadists from Islamic State, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, offered her condolences to France [...]

Rev Belle Mickelson receives prestigious Purpose Prize

One of fascinating things about Cordova is the unusual connections Cordovans thread throughout the world. Anyone who knows Rev. Mickelson, [...]

Updated safeguards for marine mammals issued

New regulations issued by NOAA Fisheries require that the U.S. Navy act to minimize impacts to marine mammals while conducting training and testing [...]

Quest for Northern Edge details continues

Questions regarding details of Northern Edge 2015, a major military training exercise in the Gulf of Alaska, are the subject of a new appeal to the [...]

Obama signs new IUU fishing law

Pirate fishing legislation signed into law by President Obama on Nov. 5 opens access to better protection for domestic fishermen from illegal [...]


In a Hail Mary pitch to the U.S. District Court, marine conservation professor Rick Steiner asked on Nov. 3 that a comprehensive public comment [...]


A teleconference on the proposed Alaska Marine Highway System schedule for May through September will be held in Ketchikan Nov. 4, and Alaskans may [...]

ASMI names new executive director

Alexa Tonkovich, who as international director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute oversaw an $8 million overseas marketing budget, has been [...]

Absolutely Unacceptable

In a letter to Alaska Marine Highway this week, Cordova Mayor Jim Kacsh expressed frustration as he told AMHS that their proposed schedule for 2016 is [...]


Transportation provided by the Alaska Marine Highway System has played a big role in moving Copper River salmon from Cordova to Anchorage from May [...]


From fisheries to tourism, Cordovans speak to the economic impact of Alaska Marine Highway in this video [...]

Energy bills before Senate would benefit Alaska

Two hydropower bills introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and now before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, would benefit [...]