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Alaska joins effort to fight illegal robocalls

A public and private coalition of 51 attorneys general, including Alaska’s Kevin Clarkson, and 12 telephone companies, have reached an agreement to fight illegal robocalls.
“No. 1” plastic bottles, seen here, are typically transparent and have dimpled undersides. The Copper River Watershed Project compacted a bale of plastic bottles for recycling on Aug. 7, 2019. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Ban urged on single-use plastic bottles

“The world’s oceans have been used as a dumping ground for plastic waste for the past six decades,” said Bengt Rittri, the founder of Bluewater, a leading water purification firm. “The result is that microplastics are now found in the water we drink the food we eat and the air we breathe, which imperils the health of the planet and humanity.”

P-cod fishery in Central GOA closed through December

Federal fisheries officials have issued a temporary closure rule on directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Central Gulf of Alaska, extending from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.

Fishing derby, classical concert, medical fundraiser

The annual kids’ fishing derby will be Sept. 7 at Fleming Spit. Children ages 2-15 are encouraged to arrive anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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Sea otter pup airlifted to SeaLife Center

A female sea otter pup estimated to be three weeks old and weighing just five pounds is safe at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward after being found stranded against rocks on the Kenai Peninsula by a strong current.

Sheridan nominated to NPAFC

Tommy Sheridan, of Cordova, a fisheries consultant focused on mariculture development ad specialization in salmon aquaculture and salmon fishery management, has been nominated to the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

Cruise ship passenger medevaced from PWS

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew medevaced a cruise ship passenger with reported stroke symptoms on Tuesday, Sept. 3 from near Hinchinbrook Island to a Guardian Flight team in Cordova for transport to medical services in Anchorage.
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Injured fisherman airlifted by Coast Guard

An injured harvester aboard the F/V Kelly Ann in Prince William Sound was air lifted by the Coast Guard on Aug. 20.

Coast Guard petty officer found deceased

A Coast Guard petty officer assigned to the Cutter Chandeleur was found deceased in his home in Valdez during the Labor Day holiday weekend, military officials said.

Cruise ship passengers airlifted to Cordova

Two passengers from separate cruise ships suffering life-threatening medical issues were airlifted by the Coast Guard to Cordova during the past week. They were transported on for advanced medical care.

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