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 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Rainforest Ferry Service start delayed again

In the works for awhile, Rainforest Islands Ferry Service has been delayed yet again. The ferry was set to sail June 14, then postponed to June 28. “We were so close” to that start, spokeswoman Heather Hedges said, but work at the shipyard was...

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Dungeness crab prices up

Preliminary prices for Dungeness crab are in and a bit higher than last year’s. The average price for the first week was “a solid” $3 per pound throughout Southeast Alaska, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game Petersburg Assistant...

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Salmon prices see drop this year

Lower prices in the market are souring what’s predicted to be another large salmon run. “In general, a lot of prices for species are down,” said Andy Wink, Senior Seafood Analyst with the Juneau-based McDowell Group, “especially sockeye and...

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Icicle Seafoods in Petersburg sold in two parts

PETERSBURG – Owner Paine & Partners, LLC of San Francisco has entered into agreements with two different groups to sell Icicle Seafoods. According to the press release issued, Convergence Holdings, Inc. will acquire Icicle’s land-based wild...

 By Dani Palmer    Sports    April 23, 2015

Devil's Club claims first co-ed vs. co-ed derby victory

Petersburg hosted and won the state's first co-ed vs. co-ed roller derby bout Saturday night and, "oh my gosh, it was so great," Devil's Club Co-Captain Rebecca Anderson said of the co-ed experience.... Full story

 By Dani Palmer    News    April 23, 2015

NOAA proposes taking humpbacks off endangered species list

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has proposed removing the majority of humpback whale populations from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing. The announcement came Monday when NOAA officials stated protection and...

 By Dani Palmer    Dockside    April 23, 2015

Spring troll fishery opens early

By Dani Pa;mer Sentinel writer PETERSBURG ­ ­– The 2015 spring troll fishery got its early start this week. The fishery opened in select locations at 12:01 a.m. today, Thursday. Last year, the first spring troll fishery opened on May 1....

 By Dani Palmer    Dockside    April 2, 2015

Pink salmon season prep underway

PETERSBURG – Those looking to work at Petersburg’s fish processors will have a good chance to jump onboard with this summer’s pink salmon season predicted to be a big one. “The 2015 harvest forecast of 58 million pink salmon is well above...

 By Dani Palmer    Dockside    March 19, 2015

Sitka sac roe herring to be fished cooperatively this year

PETERSBURG – The Sitka sac roe herring fishery will be done cooperatively this year, with processing completed in Sitka alone, meaning no fish tax for Petersburg. “This is an industry initiated cooperative,” Dave Gordon, area management...

 By Dani Palmer    Dockside    March 19, 2015

Sitka sac roe herring season opens

The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery opened at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday under a cooperative model. Dave Gordon, area management biologist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said the decision was made by permit holders to eliminate competition a...

 By Dani Palmer    News    March 12, 2015

Tonka brings shrimp back to Petersburg Local company purchased 250,000 pounds over the winter

PETERSBURG ­– Tonka Seafoods, Inc., announced last year that it was working to bring shrimp fisheries and processing back to Petersburg after a nearly decade-long absence. Well, it’s delivered. The fishery is closed for March and April, but Chie...


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