Tag: commercial

Crew school for purse seiners opens in April

Washington Sea Grant and the Gig Harbor BoatShop are launching a hands-on crew school to train individuals interested in working on commercial purse seiners in Alaska.

‘This is it’: Cordova fishermen tell harrowing tales of trip home...

Bill Markowitz has been commercial fishing for over 30 years.But he figured his time was up May 23 when a giant wave caught his 27-foot gillnet...

Koplin: positive on Navy presence in Cordova

In the wake of Northern Edge 2019 in the Gulf of Alaska, The Cordova Times asked Cordova Mayor Clay Koplin for his observations on how these military exercises fit into the community.

Global fishing feet grows as catch falls

A new analysis of global fishing data by researchers in Australia and Tasmania concludes that the global fishing fleet doubled in size from 1950 to 2015, but that for the effort expended the harvest fell over 80 percent.

Promising news on pink salmon disaster relief funds

As the season is either underway or close at hand for many of you, I wanted to provide a short update about where we are with the 2016 pink salmon disaster relief funding.

UFA names Kelley as executive administrator

United Fishermen of Alaska has announced the appointment, effective in June, of Scott Kelley as the trade association’s new executive administrator.

Capitol Report: Special session update

As you may know, the governor has called the Legislature into special session to finish work on the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, finalize the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), and pass a criminal justice reform bill (HB-49).

Al Gross explores a run for U.S. Senate

Commercial fisherman and practicing orthopedic surgeon Al Gross, of Anchorage, has launched a statewide tour to listen to Alaskans’ concerns as he considers a 2020 run for the U.S. Senate, the potential candidate announced on May 14.

Around Town: Rummage Sale, Blessing of the Fleet

Dr. Ken Hill of Waterways Veterinary Clinic will be available in Cordova through May.
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