Tag: Copper

‘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...

Vessel captain sentenced for pollutant discharge

A commercial fishing boat captain from Washington state has been sentenced for unlawful discharge of eight tons of sandblast waste into Sumner Strait between Wrangell and Petersburg in Southeast Alaska.

Call for Salmon Jam artists

Cordova Arts has opened up the application process for interested artisans who wish to sell handcrafts at this year’s Copper River Salmon Jam festival set for mid-July.

Large turnout for net recycling event

Recycling of commercial fishing nets and plastics were in full swing in Cordova in May, thanks to the efforts of the Copper River Watershed Project.

As salmon abundance declines, the catch remains near all-time high

Salmon abundance in the North Pacific has declined slightly over the past decade, but salmon catches remain near all-time highs.

Copper River salmon harvest flows into marketplace

Happy days are here again for seafood aficionados hankering for a taste of fresh Copper River sockeye and Chinook salmon.

Young takes aim at offshore fish farms

In his 46 years as Alaska’s lone representative in Congress, Rep. Don Young helped toss out foreign fishing fleets from Alaska’s waters with the onset of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act in 1976, and today he is intent on doing the same with offshore fish farms.

The gears will always be turning at Saddle Point Machinery Shop

Cordovans may have noticed the rapid construction of a large frame building on the North Fill beside Jim Poor Avenue. The 6,400-square-foot structure will be the new location of Rob Brown’s Saddle Point Machinery Shop

Deceased gray whale found near Cordova

An investigation is continuing after initial results of a partial necropsy performed on a deceased 42-foot long young adult female gray whale beached in the Copper River Delta near Cordova failed to determine cause of death.

Anchorage celebrates arrival of Copper River salmon

Copper River Seafoods collaborated once again with chefs from several of Anchorage’s best restaurants to celebrate the 2019 Alaska salmon season kickoff with gourmet appetizers from poke bowls to ceviche, a raw fish dish.
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