Surprise move by EPA puts Pebble issue back on the table

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has reversed a decision that suspended Clean Water Act protections, to allow for permitting for a massive copper,...
Alaska Marine Science Symposium

CRWP plugs importance of citizen scientists

Engaging citizen scientists in collecting data to protect wild salmon habitat is proving effective in documenting the presence of fish in spawning and rearing...

Study on virus risk to ocean salmon questioned

Three marine conservation entities in British Columbia say they are questioning the integrity of a report issued by the Canadian government that concluded there...
Sam Snyder, engagement director for Trout Unlimited, with his children, Finn, 6, and Deacon, 4, helped deliver boxes of petitions in support of putting the Stand for Salmon petition on the Alaska ballot during a 2018 election. Photo by Margaret Bauman/The Cordova Times

Election Division receives petitions to put salmon initiative on ballot

Backers of an initiative to update a 60-year-old law guiding development of projects in salmon habitat have gathered over 49,500 signatures in support of...

Marketplace for CRS just keeps growing

From its onset 22 years ago, to protect the resources supporting fishing families in the Cordova area, Copper River Seafoods has expanded its markets...

Fish Factor: 2017 fishing picks and pans

For 27 years this weekly column has featured news for and about Alaska’s commercial fishing industry. It began in 1991 in the Anchorage Daily...

Upbeat in advance of the 2018 salmon season

Salmon, as one major processor observed, is always complicated.The Prince William Sound commercial salmon forecast was still being calculated in late December, with state...

New partner spurs Pebble to file

Promoters of a copper, gold and molybdenum mine in Southwest Alaska say they plan to begin filing for permits by year’s end, now that...
Ken Jones, captain of the F/V Serenity, and a board member of Cordova District Fishermen United, accepted an award at the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit in Anchorage on Dec. 8 on behalf of CDFU in recognition of CDFU’s 10 years of member supported sponsorship of the next generation of the next generation of Alaska fisheries leaders. CDFU sponsored participation at the three-day event for young Cordova harvesters. Photo by Margaret Bauman/The Cordova Times

New generation of harvesters faces big challenges

Words of encouragement from Gov. Bill Walker, along with bare economic facts of life the commercial fisheries in Alaska greeted several dozen young commercial...

Fish Factor: Challenging year ahead for commercial fleets

It’s going to be a tough year for many Alaska fishermen.Following on the heels of announcements of a massive drop in cod stocks, the...

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