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The Cordova Times is Prince William Sound's oldest newspaper, publishing since 1914. Send story ideas and news tips to news@thecordovatimes.com.

Subsistence shrimp pot fishery opens April 15

Dates for the 2021 noncommercial Prince William Sound area shrimp pot fishery will run as usual, from April 15-Sept. 15, but the number of pots has been reduced in the wake of the 2020 season, when the harvest greatly exceeded the guideline harvest level.

NPFMC will meet virtually April 12-17

A U.S. Navy report on Northern Edge military war games for summer 2021 is on the agenda for the spring meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management, which is being held virtually due to the continued effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fast ferries sold for $5.1 million

A Spanish maritime firm has purchased the Alaska Marine Highway System’s fast ferries Fairweather and Chenega for a total of over $5.1 million, with plans to transport both vessels to Spain in the coming weeks.

State’s largest fisheries forum finalizes schedule

ComFish Alaska, the state’s longest-running fisheries forum and trade show, has finalized interactive forum events for the 2021 virtual gathering March 30-31, on topics ranging from federal and state legislation to electronic monitoring and crab research.

ASLC launches ‘Small Fry School’ on YouTube

A new free marine program online on YouTube is offering ocean themed topics for preschool and kindergarten-aged children through mid-May, livestreamed from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.

AKPIRG seeks investigation into Stevens’ shift to ConocoPhillips

Former legislator Ben Stevens’ move from chief of staff to Gov. Mike Dunleavy to an executive post with ConocoPhillips Alaska has the Alaska Public Interest Research Group seeking an investigation into the matter.

Bill would fund tribal sewer, clean water projects

New legislation introduced in the U.S. House would allocate $2.6 billion to the Indian Health Service Sanitation Facilities Construction Program, to improve multiple critical sanitation projects in Indian Country.

Virtual forum on federal oil and gas program set for March 25

Interior Department officials have announced a March 25 virtual public forum regarding the federal oil and gas program, with an option to submit written comments for the federal agency’s review.

Law & Order: Feb. 26-March 11

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Feb. 26-March 11. Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendant and/or defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Schedule revised after ferry technical issues

Alaska Marine Highway System ferry schedules were updated again on Tuesday, March 16, as state transportation officials announced a mechanical issue prompting cancellation of the Matanuska’s southbound trip to Bellingham, Washington.

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