Tag: fleet

Coastal legislators dislike governor’s spending plan for ferries

Though they say the level of funding for the state ferry system in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 is adequate, coastal legislators don’t like that the governor wants to use one-time federal money to pay the bills, eliminating almost 95% of state funding.

A Memorial Day tribute to the tree fleet

For the past several months, the berth on the Coast Guard dock off the North Fill has been vacant. That’s because the USCG Cutter Sycamore left on Feb. 9 for a 44-day voyage that included stops in California and Mexico followed by passage through the Panama Canal enroute to the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland.

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.

Strong showings for young crab in upcoming Bristol Bay fishery

Bering Sea crabbers saw upticks in crab recruits during a good fishery for the 2018/2019 season, along with strong prices.

Around Town: Rummage Sale, Blessing of the Fleet

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

Contract awarded for Coast Guard’s new polar icebreaker

Defense Department officials have announced the awarding of a multi-million-dollar contract to a Mississippi firm to build the nation’s first new heavy Polar Security...

Herring sac roe harvest nixed for Sitka

Abundance aside, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has cancelled the commercial sac roe herring fishery in Sitka for 2019 for lack of...

Senate okays vessel ballast water relief

Legislation to relieve commercial fishing vessel owners and operators from federal and state regulations for ballast water and other incidental discharges has passed the...

Around Town: Monthly history program, special election and movie night

Movie night: ‘Wonder’ The Cordova Public Library presents “Wonder”, a film based on the New York Times bestseller “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio, at 4 p.m....

Catch limits lowered for halibut fishery opening March 24

Commercial halibut fisheries get under way March 24, from Southeast Alaska to the Bering Sea, with catch limits lowered and charter vessel management measures...
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