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

Future airport facility will offer seafood cold storage, processing options

A cargo storage and warehouse facility scheduled to open by the summer of 2022 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is expected to offer the seafood industry new options for cargo transfer cold storage and value-added processing.

NOAA study shows evidence of killer whale predation on bowheads

Federal fisheries scientists say they now have direct evidence for the first time that killer whales are preying on bowhead whales in the northeastern Chukchi Sea and western Beaufort Sea.

Update: Statewide COVID-19 total rises to 7,766

Update: New cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise in Alaska, with an additional 112 cases reported on Friday, Sept. 18, 88 on Saturday, Sept. 19, and 94 on Sunday, Sept. 20, boosting the statewide total to 7,766.

Coho harvest boosts PWS overall catch to 24.9M fish

A boost in the coho catch has increased the Prince William Sound 2020 overall harvest to 24.9 million salmon, as the fishery continued this week in the Copper and Bering river districts.

Gwich’in sue Interior over ANWR exploration plan

Native American Rights Fund attorneys are suing the Interior Department over its decision to allow oil and gas exploration on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, known to Gwich’in tribes as the “Sacred Place Where Life Begins.”

Kodiak Chamber rolls out ComFish forums for Sept. 17-18

Kodiak Chamber of Commerce officials have rolled out the preliminary agenda for the 40th annual ComFish Alaska forums set for Sept. 17-18 in virtual format, with the advisory that all forum times and titles are still subject to change.

Marine debris prevention grants go to St. Paul, North Slope Borough

Projects on St. Paul Island and within the North Slope Borough are among 23 recipients of prevention grants awarded through the NOAA Marine Debris Program.

Galvin: Ferries are a lifeline, like the Lower 48’s interstate highways

COVID-19 may have prompted a limit on physical travel during her second campaign for Alaska’s lone congressional seat, but independent candidate Alyse Galvin says she is getting a lot of mileage out of Zoom.

Sullivan: Increased military presence is an economic asset

Sen. Dan Sullivan joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1993, after earning a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and although he’s no longer on active duty, he’s quick to remind folks that “as a Marine, I am a colonel still serving.”

Update: Statewide COVID-19 total climbs to 7,313

Update: Forty-three additional cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed on Tuesday, Sept. 14.



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