Pink salmon dominate early harvest

The biggest fish story for Alaska’s salmon season so far is the early plug of pinks at the South Alaska Peninsula. 

Sharing of local fish taxes so far escapes veto axe

One fisheries item that appears to have escaped Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto pen so far is his desire to divert local fish taxes...

ADF&G faces research project funding

Fisheries fare better than most people in terms of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget cuts. Just under $1 million was cut from the commercial fisheries division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, leaving it with an $85 million budget, half from state general funds.

Fish Factor: Commercial fisheries dodge the budget cut bullet

As Alaska lawmakers continue their struggle to keep the state afloat, commercial fisheries dodged a bullet that would have removed millions of dollars from...

Fish Factor: Trade war with China hit US seafood industry hard

It’s been one year, so how’s that trade war with China working out for the nation’s seafood industry? As with farmers, there’s...

Fish Factor: Interest in shellfish, seaweed farms growing

"Underwater and out of sight are the makings of a major Alaska industry with two anchor crops that clean the planet while pumping out lots of cash: shellfish and seaweed," writes Laine Welch.

Fish Factor: Some layoffs likely in ADF&G

“Now that the salmon season is about over, we’re taking a good close look at this and what we’re going to put in the water next season,” Alaska Department of Fish and Game commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang said.

Seafood benefits to be considered in dietary guidelines update

Federal agencies are meeting now through next March to define U.S. dietary guidelines for 2020-2025, and a high-powered group of doctors and nutritionists are making sure the health benefits of seafood are front and center.

Sockeye salmon harvest was highlight of 2019 season

“Unpredictable” is the way salmon managers describe Alaska’s 2019 salmon season, with “very, very interesting” as an aside.

Fish Factor: Salmon catch projected to be down 36 percent

Alaska’s total salmon catch for 2020 is projected to be down 36 percent from last year's haul of 207 million fish, the eighth largest on record that was valued at nearly $658 million at the docks.

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Updates from CPD 01-09-2023 through 01-15-2023

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 01-09-2023 through 01-15-2023. Any charges reported in these press releases are...
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