Werner will head scientific studies for NOAA Fisheries

Cisco Werner, who has served as director of NOAA Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center since 2011, has been named as the agency’s new director...

Ailing crewmember airlifted from trawler

An ailing crewmember aboard the183-foot fishing vessel Unimak was medevaced by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew on Aug. 26 and taken to the...
Each salmon harvested and processed by Gulkana Direct Seafoods is tagged with the company’s identification. Photo courtesy of Bill Webber

Webber offers paradigm for direct marketing

Veteran fisherman Bill Webber is out to change the fortunes of harvesters of wild caught salmon who want more value for their product with...

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...

Commissioner’s permit fishery attracts 16 harvesters

Sixteen permit holders signed up, with 12 vessels making landings through March 13, in a commissioner’s permit Tanner crab fishery in the eastern and...

Togiak herring seine harvest reaches 8,570 tons

Harvesters in the Togiak herring purse seine fleet netted 8,570 tons of herring through April 29, according to the latest report from the Dillingham...

Shoreside, floating processors boost BSAI economy

A study of the economic impact of shoreside and floating processors to communities within the Aleutians East Borough and Aleutians West census area measures...

Slow going toward the 39M harvest forecast

Commercial salmon harvests in Prince William Sound topped the 15.4 million mark through July 31, up by three million fish over the previous week,...

Comment now on pink salmon disaster plan

Dear Friends and Neighbors,I just wanted to update you with new information regarding the State’s draft distribution plan for the 2016 Gulf of Alaska...
Snug in the harbor: The majority of Cordova’s gillnet fleet have put their boats away for the winter in the Cordova Boat Harbor, wrapping up the 2017 commercial salmon fishing season. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

Fish Factor: Apprenticeship program lures younger crew

The clamor of “take me fishing” is taking on new meaning in Alaska.Prospects for a deckhand apprenticeship program just got a big lift from a...

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