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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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