Margaret Bauman

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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 mbauman@thecordovatimes.com.

Study says hatcheries put $600 M into economy

An economic study produced for eight private nonprofit hatchery associations, including Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corp., says these salmon hatcheries pump $600 million into...
Gov. Bill Walker delivers his fourth State of the State address in Juneau. Photo courtesy of the governor’s office

Alaska Gov. Walker suspends campaign

Gov. Bill Walker ended his bid for re-election on Oct. 19, in the midst of the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage...

BOF rejects ACRs on hatchery issue

Efforts to move forward with proposals to limit hatchery production of salmon in Alaska were soundly rejected on Oct. 16 at an Alaska Board...

Mallott out, Davidson sworn in as lieutenant governor

Byron Mallott has resigned as lieutenant governor, citing “recently made inappropriate comments.”Mallott did not elaborate, saying only that his was “a resignation compelled by...

OTIS takes second shot at blue economy challenges

A second annual challenge organized by proponents of the blue economy is seeking participants to identify difficulties in getting ocean related products to market...

Grant aids rural backhaul pilot program

A $120,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant will allow a non-profit Anchorage firm to address waste issues in 30 rural off-the-road Alaska Native villages accessible...

Snow crab harvest quota gets big boost

Bering Sea snow crab stocks have rebounded, allowing for the total allowable catch to be set at 27.6 million pounds, up from 18.9 million...
Prince William Sound by Cinthis Gibbins-Stimson

Hatchery egg take levels still a volatile topic

Egg take issues at fish hatcheries are back on the agenda for the Alaska Board of Fisheries work session in Anchorage Oct. 15-16, where...

Private equity group purchases PenAir assets

A New York-based private equity capital group that owns Ravn Air Group has purchased assets of PenAir, the vintage bush carrier than began in...

Copper River silver harvest reaches 302,000 fish

In a last hurrah for 2018, commercial harvesters in the Copper River added another 2,000 cohos to their silver salmon catch, to bring their...




















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