Margaret Bauman

Margaret Bauman is a veteran Alaska journalist focused on covering fisheries and environmental issues. Bauman has been writing for The Cordova Times since 2010. You can reach her at

Alaska loses beloved balladeer

Stories of mushers on the Iditarod Trail, fishermen at work on the stormy Bering Sea, and even a young boy and his grandpa fishing for chickens in the barnyard – all were the stuff of songs for Alaska’s beloved balladeer Hobo Jim.

NPFMC wrestles with crab crisis

Commercial crab crews normally embarked on the Bristol Bay red king crab fishery are on the docks this October, with their fishery closed due to lack of sufficient stocks.

Alaska: 2,842 new COVID-19 cases in 4 days

State health officials confirmed 2,842 new resident cases of COVID-19 from Oct. 15-18, plus 57 more nonresident cases, raising the resident infection toll to 125,445 individuals.

Researchers say orcas eat well in Salish Sea

University of British Columbia scientists say their research debunks a popular belief that southern resident killer whales swimming in Canadian waters in summer months aren’t finding enough Chinook salmon to feed on.

ASMI marks 4 decades of marketing Alaska seafood

Commercial fishermen, processors, biologists and others engaged in Alaska’s multi-million-dollar seafood industry will gather virtually Nov. 9-11 for the All-Hands-On-Deck conference, to review the challenges and triumphs of 2021 and plan for the coming year of marketing Alaska seafood worldwide.

Snow crab quota slashed 88%

"It has the potential to be really bad," said Jamie Goen, executive director of Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers.

Cup’ik activist calls for economic solutions for a changing planet

"We can’t keep compromising our climate and polluting our waters, lands and community health for jobs," Sophie Swope said.

Alaska Native remains reburied at Point Spencer

A plane carrying a box of delicately packaged, unidentified human remains touched down on a dirt runway at Point Spencer on Aug. 12.

Pink salmon, groundfish harvests boost city’s economy

Cordova’s economy has vastly improved over the past year, thanks in large part to a strong pink salmon and groundfish season in Prince William Sound and strong canned salmon prices, Mayor Clay Koplin said.

Whale’s Tale, where everyone can tell their stories

Whale’s Tale at the Orca Adventure Lodge opened early this year, two years after its grand opening as one of Cordova’s two sit-down coffee shops, then closed early for the season in September, but they’ll be back again on May 1, 2022.



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