Alaska interim commissioners to IPHC announced

Interim Alaska commissioners for the International Pacific Halibut Commission, announced Nov 30, by NOAA Fisheries include incumbent Bob Alverson of [...]

Alaska seafood still safe from Fukushima nuclear disaster

Continued testing of Alaska fish confirms that the quality of Alaska seafood has not been impacted by Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, which came [...]

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 [...]