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Murkowski decries 'frankenfish'

In an amendment by Senator Lisa Murkowski would require publicly sold genetically-engineered (GE) salmon to be labeled heads to the Senate floor for a [...]

What state Medicaid cuts mean for Alaska and Cordova

Medicaid in Alaska: The Big Picture In the fiscal year 2016, which started the 1st of July, Alaska's Medicaid program saw a reduction in state and [...]

40 years of seabird data now online

The U.S. Geological Survey recently released the North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database a massive online resource compiling the results of 40 years [...]

CRABFEST

It's Crabfest time, not in Kodiak, but at Red Lobster restaurants nationwide. Alaska bairdi crab is a featured item on Red Lobster restaurants' [...]

Cordovans speak on need for AMHS

As the comment deadline on the AMHS winter/spring schedule approached earlier this week, The Cordova Times spoke with residents about the importance [...]

Catch exceeds 102 million salmon

A robust forecast, followed by what first appeared to be a season gone bust in Bristol Bay, culminated with a run of wild sockeyes exceeding 50 [...]

Salmonfest offers Alaska's most musical weekend

Grammy award winners Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, the Motet, Great American Taxi, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and the New Orleans suspects are [...]

Bidding will be done in pounds of salmon

The deadline is July 28 on bids for the Southeast Alaska purse seine test fishery, to be done in pounds of salmon. The Alaska Department of Fish and [...]

Processors support visa renewal

As a bill supporting renewal of the J-1 visa program in fisheries heads to the U.S. Senate for approval, seafood processing plants voiced their [...]

Family of missing crewman ask community for help

The family of missing crewman, Adam Lord, age 28, is asking for help from mariners this Friday. An on-water search is being organized with assistance [...]

Northern Edge 2015 - GAMES OVER

This years's Northern Edge training event, conducted by the U.S. Navy in the Gulf of Alaska, wrapped up on June 26th. It was a success according to [...]

Agreement reached over MSC's Alaska salmon certificate

An agreement reached July 21 in Seattle will transfer the Marine Stewardship Council sustainability certificate for Alaska salmon from the Alaska [...]

Canadian officials urged to prevent damage from mining

A coalition of environmental, First Nations and community organizations from Canada and Alaska are calling on Canadian Energy and Mines ministers to [...]

SEARCH AND RESCUE

Alaska Wildlife Troopers (AWT) were conducting a search and rescue for a missing boater in Orca Inlet on Friday, July 17. Two passengers were [...]

Bristol Bay harvest strengthens in late part of run

Statewide catches of wild Alaska salmon jumped from an estimated total of 20.3 million fish on July 7 to 53.5 million fish on July 14, lifting the [...]

NAME CHANGE

An Alaska census district encompassing 20 villages along the coast of the Bering Sea and up the Lower Yukon River has a new name, Kusilvak Census [...]

Commercial harvest reaches 20 million salmon

Five weeks into the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishery, with a preseason harvest forecast of 40.5 million fish, the estimated catch was climbing ever [...]

PSPA seeks to be second MSC client for Alaska salmon

Pacific Seafood Processors Association has begun the process of applying to be a second client for a Marine Stewardship Council certificate for Alaska [...]

Reward increases for information on Steller sea lions killed

Cordova District Fishermen United has upped the reward for information leading to a conviction in the case of several deliberately killed Steller sea [...]

UBC study speaks to adverse impacts on humpies

A study released June 29 by the University of British Columbia says that pink salmon that begin life in freshwater with high concentrations of carbon [...]