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Trident Seafoods in process of closing sales on three plants 

Officials with Trident Seafoods say they are close to finalizing sales of seasonally operated processing facilities at False Pass, Petersburg and Ketchikan, saying these...

State enters negotiations to sell Malaspina

The state has started negotiations to sell the Malaspina to a company owned by a business that operates a new multimillion-dollar cruise ship terminal at Ward Cove in Ketchikan.

State asks if anyone wants to buy the Malaspina

The Alaska Department of Transportation is asking anyone interested in taking ownership of the nearly 60-year-old Malaspina to speak up by March 7. The state has been spending about $75,000 a month to keep the unused ferry moored and insured at Ward Cove in Ketchikan for more than two years.

Southeast finfish/shellfish meeting set for Anchorage

Alaska Board of Fisheries members, citing pandemic concerns, have voted to stick by an earlier decision to hold the Southeast and Yakutat finfish and shellfish meeting at the Egan Center in Anchorage from March 10-22, rather than Ketchikan.

Ketchikan under reconsideration for BOF meeting

The location for the Southeast and Yakutat finfish and shellfish meeting in March is up for reconsideration by the Alaska Board of Fisheries.

Two ferries collide in Ketchikan

U.S. Coast Guard officials are investigating the Jan. 14 collision of the M/V Kennicott with the M/V Hubbard during the docking of the Kennicott at Ketchikan.

BOF puts Ketchikan meeting on hold due to COVID

Concerns over the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus have prompted the Alaska Board of Fisheries to postpone a meeting scheduled for Jan. 4-15 in Ketchikan to a later date. The meeting will address Southeast and Yakutat finfish and shellfish issues.

Matanuska sailing date is now Jan. 31

State transportation officials say Alaska Marine Highway System ferry M/V Matanuska won’t be back in service until Jan. 31, due to the extent of additional repairs needed at the Ketchikan shipyard, plus delays of supplies from vendors.

New oyster business hits the water

Seawan Gelhbach and Andy Craig took receipt on May 11 of 100,000 Pacific oyster spat to populate their new farm located in Simpson Bay. Operating as Simpson Bay Oyster Co., the site is the newest local maricultural venture to join Jim Aguiar’s nearby Eagle Shellfish oyster operation.

Two sentenced for drug trafficking in Ketchikan

Two California men who pleaded guilty to a drug trafficking conspiracy to transport methamphetamine and heroin from the Lower 48 to Ketchikan for distribution were sentenced in Anchorage on May 20 to serve time in federal prison.
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