The Copper River Watershed Project carries Copper River Seafoods’ smoked and jarred Sockeye and Coho salmon for gift needs. Smoked Coho is $10/jar; smoked Sockeye is $12.50/jar, some of the best prices in town! Photo courtesy Copper River Watershed Project/For The Cordova Times

Copper River Seafoods among top places to work

Copper River Seafoods’ facilities in Anchorage are among the top 20 best companies to work for in Anchorage, according to a new report from...

State wants input on pink salmon disaster fund

State fisheries officials are seeking public comment through Sept. 18 on how to distribute $56.3 million in federal funds allocated for those impacted by...

Sockeye harvest still below forecast

It wasn’t for lack of trying that all the sockeyes and kings delivered to processors in Cordova during the third Copper River salmon opener...

Fish Factor: Is it a blip, or are cod stocks returning?

Tiny cod fish are reappearing around Kodiak.Researchers aim to find out if it is a blip, or a sign that the stock is recovering...

Fishermen rally to save sinking ship

Heather Burton had just gotten her newborn son to sleep when her husband, James, got the call — their boat, the F/V Cricket, was...

BBRSDA launches branding pilot project

A new test project to run through year’s end will test opportunities for promoting Bristol Bay sockeye salmon as a leading premium seafood brand.The...

Fish Factor: Rough summer for salmon

By Laine WelchFor The Cordova TimesIt was a rough salmon season at most Alaska regions this summer, with Bristol Bay being the big exception....

NPFMC okays plan for charter halibut RQE

Federal fisheries managers have decided to move ahead with a plan to create a charter halibut recreational quota entity that could be up and...

Fishing industry backs Chris Oliver for NMFS director

A coalition of commercial fishing, Native and environmental entities is backing Chris Oliver, executive director of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, to become...

Increased commercial harvest anticipated in 2017

State fisheries biologists are projecting a statewide salmon catch of 204 million fish for 2017, including average size commercial harvests of 41 million sockeyes...

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