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

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.

Net Your Problem recycling reaches 1M pounds

Four years after former North Pacific groundfish observer Nicole Baker got inspired to find a way to recycle fishing nets from Unalaska she’s already reached one million pounds of recycled fishing gear and looking for more.

Alaska leads nation in new COVID cases

Alaska continues to be one of the hottest spots in the nation for COVID-19 cases, with 4,753 new cases reported in the state in just four days, plus 31 deaths.

Virtual access to Cordova festivals boosts bottom line

Time was when Cordova’s shorebird and fungus festivals rolled out the welcome mat to visitors in town. Now, thanks to Internet technology, guests may roll in from all over the world.



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