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Processors at Bristol Bay pay for doctors during salmon season

The nation’s top fishing port welcomed seven European seafood buyers in late January – all women – and showed off its massive seafood industry during peak operations at Dutch Harbor. The women, whose companies import more than $60 million in...

 

Fish Factor: Alaska pollock is the nation's largest food fishery

Alaska pollock is the nation’s largest food fishery, usually producing more than three billion pounds each year. The flaky whitefish dominates in fish sticks, fast food sandwiches and surimi “seafood salad” blends - but most Americans don’t...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 30, 2017

Sales revenues suggest slight slump

Sales tax data made available this month suggest a slight dip in local consumer spending. The news comes at a time when the region's economy appears to be fragile. Earlier this fall, Southeast...

 

Fish Factor: Fewer men and women went out fishing in Alaska last year

Fewer men and women went out fishing in Alaska last year, in a familiar cycle that reflects the vagaries of Mother Nature. A focus on commercial fishing in the November Alaska Economic Trends by the State Department of Labor shows that the number of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 26, 2017

Seafood production about wrapped up for winter

Preliminary harvest and value figures for the 2017 commercial salmon fishery indicate the season was a step up above the previous year's disastrous harvest. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 14, 2017

10-day diesel run to wrap up this Saturday afternoon

A diesel run powering Wrangell is expected to wrap up on Saturday, according to its electrical superintendent. Clay Hammer of Wrangell Municipal Light and Power explained the 11-day shutdown of the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 7, 2017

SE Conference to focus on ferries, budget

Later this month the region’s economic development organization will be meeting in Haines to discuss new trends, problems and opportunities it will face in the coming year. Representing many of the area’s municipalities, federally-recognized trib...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 24, 2017

Southeast fisheries drawing to a close for summer

One of Wrangell’s two seafood processors has drawn down production early for the season due to lower than expected returns this summer. Updated twice daily, on Tuesday the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Blue Sheet reported just over 143...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 13, 2017

Summer season off to good start for commercial fisheries

It’s been a fairly good start to the summer for king salmon fishermen. The first opening of that troll season started on July 1, abruptly ending by emergency order just before midnight on July 4. The order was based on preliminary catch rate and ef...

 

City Hall packed in post-strike meeting, excavator purchased

Additional chairs had to be arranged in City Hall’s meeting chamber Tuesday evening, as at least three dozen concerned residents crowded in to see the Borough Assembly at its end-of-month meeting. On many minds was the ongoing strike of public empl...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 8, 2017

Tons of old nets to be sent south for reprocessing

A big batch of old gillnets is being shipped south for reprocessing. The Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (IGAP) offices in Wrangell and Petersburg planned to send several container...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 1, 2017

Fish Factor: NOAA's coastal research programs and the Sea Grant program would be slashed

The 2018 budget unveiled on May 23 by the Trump Administration is bad news for anything that swims in or near U.S. waters. At a glance:  the Trump budget will cut $1.5 billion from the U.S. Commerce Department, with the National Oceanic and...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 25, 2017

Fish Factor: Legislative haggling may hurt fisheries management

Alaska salmon managers are hoping for the best and planning for the worst as lawmakers extend into a third special session to try and agree on a state budget. It is the third year in a row they have n...

 

Ketchikan seafood processors to see water-rate hikes

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Officials in Ketchikan have approved an ordinance that more than doubles water rates for the southeast Alaska city’s seafood processors over the next three years. The City Council approved the ordinance in a 5-2 vote on...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017

Jeff Jabusch to bid goodbye to City Hall next week

After four decades of public service, City Hall will bid farewell this month to its longtime finance director and recent borough manager, Jeff Jabusch. "It's going to be kind of strange, every morning...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 23, 2017

Fish Factor, Salmon fishermen could haul in nearly double 2016's catch

Alaska salmon fishermen could haul in a harvest that nearly doubles last year’s catch, due to a projected uptick in the number of pinks.  An Alaska Department of Fish and Game report on 2017 salmon run forecasts and harvest projections pegs the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 9, 2017

Ports OK hotel tidelands purchase bid

Wrangell’s Port Commission gave its go-ahead to a tidelands purchase proposed by the Stikine Inn’s owners. Bill Goodale, who jointly manages the dockside hotel with his wife, Cheryl Goodale, appeared at the February 2 meeting to explain his...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 26, 2017

New manager named for Trident plant

Trident Seafoods will be welcoming a new manager for its Wrangell plant during the summer's production run. Nick Ohmer was named as the company's selection in a media brief last week. A lifelong resid...

 

Fish Factor

Candied salmon ice creampoke snack kits salmon bisque baby food fish skin tote bags and pet oils – Those are among the more than 20 new items to be revealed this week at the industry’s most popular annual seafood soiree: the Alaska Symphony of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 26, 2017

Water plant upgrade evaporated by higher pricing

Members of the Wrangell Assembly learned a new water treatment plant being sought after will be financially unfeasible for the foreseeable future, and are looking into other options. Even before the water shortage problems of last summer due to its p...

 

Assembly roundup

In its meeting December 13, the City and Borough Assembly approved issuance of a new sewer revenue bond. Amounting to $91,000, the 40-year bond will finance a portion of the cost to acquire, construct and install additions to two of the borough’s...

 

Fish Factor

Values of Alaska salmon permits have taken a nose dive after a dismal fishing season for all but a few regions. “No activity for drift gillnet or seine permits in Prince William Sound…No interest in Southeast seine or troll permits…Nothing new...

 

Meet the Candidates - The Wrangell City and Borough Assembly

Patty Gilbert, write-in candidate, running for two three-year seats Occupation and experience: High school math teacher, current president of Wrangell Medical Center Foundation. Formerly two-term...

 

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