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

PWS harvests exceed 69M salmon

Late season harvesters were still pulling in coho salmon in Prince William Sound in mid-September, with the preliminary Alaska Department of Fish...

Alaska leads nation in new COVID cases

Alaska set a record high of 1,735 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Sept. 23, with five new cases of the pandemic virus in the Copper River Census Area, as the state’s largest hospital continued operating under crisis standards of care.

EPA takes new steps to protect Bristol Bay

Efforts to protect the Bristol Bay watershed from potential mining pollution that would affect the world’s largest run of wild sockeye salmon are back in the spotlight, with the Environmental Protection Agency seeking ensure a long-term solution.

After 66 years, Eklutna River will run uninterrupted

Water releases down the Eklutna River in Southcentral Alaska will allow the river to run uninterrupted from its headwaters to the sea for the first time in 66 years.

Seine season brings ‘bright light’ to struggling fleet

In a year when the fishery was shut down for 16 days, inflicting economic pain on gillnetters, the seine season proved a bright light overall for commercial salmon harvesters, said Chelsea Haisman, executive director of Cordova District Fishermen United.

Bristol Bay red king crab harvest halted for 2021-22

For the first time in over 25 years, the celebrated Bristol Bay red king crab fishery is closed for the season due to an inadequate abundance of mature females.

UFA’s Leach to become lobbyist

Frances Leach says she’s always had a passion for fisheries sustainability and environmental issues, and now she plans to use that motivation as a lobbyist.

NN Cannery wins national recognition

A 131-year-old cannery on the shoreline of South Naknek in Bristol Bay has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

Alaska Symphony of Seafood is back for 2021-22

Alaska Symphony of Seafood is back, after a one-year hiatus necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with expanded competition featuring salmon and whitefish, and a new special award for Bristol Bay products.

Prince William Sound harvest tops 67M salmon

Commercial harvesters wished they could have had more fishing time at the beginning of the season, but by the end of the year it certainly wasn’t a disaster, said Chelsea Haisman, executive director of Cordova District Fishermen United.



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