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.

New honorary consul for Alaska begins her journey

Newly appointed Philippine Honorary Consul for Alaska Rebecca “Becky” Carrillo, of Juneau, says she has much to learn still, but that one of her goals is to build a more productive relationship between Alaska and the Philippines.

Study shows US is major contributor to coastal plastic pollution

A new study published in the journal Science Advances identifies the United States as among the top countries contributing to coastal plastic pollution when taking into account its scrap plastic exports, as well as the latest figures on illegal dumping and littering.

Golden king crab harvesters bring in the first 2,000 pounds

For the first time in over 30 years there was fresh golden king crab for sale at the dock in Cordova and 60° North Seafoods, LLC plans to sell most of it retail throughout the United States for the coming holiday season.

Update: Statewide COVID-19 infections reach 17,448

Update: Pandemic infections keep rising in the triple digits in Alaska, with 382 new cases on Tuesday, Nov. 3, pushing the statewide total of those diagnosed with COVID-19 in the state to 17,448.

UFA challenges draft distribution plan for CARES Act fisheries funds

United Fishermen of Alaska is challenging the proposed distribution plan for $50 million in CARES Act funds for the fisheries industry. The plan would grant the average sport charter sector recipient nearly 10 times what commercial fishery applicants would receive.

NPFMC wrestles with halibut bycatch in Bering Sea

Federal fisheries managers aiming to limit incidental halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea are moving forward with alternative options to resolve allowable bycatch based on abundance of the species.

EVOSTC considers addressing broader area impacted by 1989 disaster

Amendment of its restoration plan to incorporate an ecosystem approach to the original oil spill boundary set in the wake of the 1989 oil spill disaster is under consideration by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.

Murkowski takes stand against Pebble at AFN

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voiced strong opposition to the proposed Pebble mine in her address to the Alaska Federation of Natives, which met virtually this year because of the global novel coronavirus pandemic.

High tech weather buoys boost level of maritime safety in PWS

New weather buoys deployed at the Port of Valdez to promote environmentally safe operation of the busy Valdez Marine Terminal and associated tankers are also being hailed as a safety asset for a variety of other maritime users in Prince William Sound.

Update: Statewide COVID-19 infections reach 14,413

Update: A surge in the spread of COVID-19 in Alaska continued in triple digits for a 33rd day, with 348 newly infected.

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