KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Sue Doherty has been hired as the new general manager of the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association,

A Wrangell company that makes bath and body care products has nothing to do with fish, but that’s OK because it won this year’s beyond-the-plate award at the Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition.

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The Ketchikan City Council, during  its regular meeting on Nov. 4, discussed ways to reduce costs to taxpayers incurred by the salvage of boats that sink while tied to city-owned docks.

Keeping plastics out of Alaska’s waterways and off of its beautiful beaches can begin with each person’s decision to use and dispose of plastic mindfully, as well as choose alternatives to single-use plastic. That’s the message that Katrina Peavey of Craig is passionate about relaying to res…

Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center held a kids kayak camp this summer for the first time, with support from a grant supplied by the Royal Caribbean Group and the Alaska Travel Industry Association Foundation.

The Craig-Klawock King Salmon Derby is underway and runs through Aug. 15. As of July 14, the biggest king reported caught in the derby was 37 pounds, said City of Craig Treasurer Sherie Purser. The City of Craig has been organizing the derby for the last few years.  

The former Alaska Marine Highway System ferries Chenega and Fairweather on Friday inched closer to their departure for Spain.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has revised its general sport fishing bag and harvest limits for king salmon in Southeast Alaska, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday.

A little over a year after being put back in the water, the Rainforest Islander is for sale again. Owner Eric Yancey has been operating the Islander under Breakaway Ferry and Freight. He has also operated the tour charter company Breakaway Adventures since the late ‘80s. Now, however, the 61…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding mariners that a federal law went into effect last month requiring recreational boat owners to use an engine cut-off switch and an associated engine cut-off switch link.

The former Alaska Marine Highway System fast ferries Fairweather and Chenega soon will be one step closer to leaving their home state for a new life in the Mediterranean Sea.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has published the regional schedule of time periods during which the at-sea filleting and de-heading of sport-caught king salmon, coho salmon, lingcod and slope rockfish is prohibited in Southeast Alaska.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The state has announced the king salmon bag and possession limits for all sport anglers in three designated hatchery sport harvest areas in Ketchikan — Thomas Basin, the Mountain Point Area and Neets Bay.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Starting June 1, the sport king salmon bag and possession limit for all anglers in the terminal waters of Herring Bay is increased to three king salmon of any size, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Sport Fish Division. The Herring Bay Terminal Harvest A…

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Turnagain Marine Construction has been chosen for the National Environmental Enhancement Award by Associated General Contractors of America for the recently completed Ward Cove cruise ship dock.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Crowley Maritime Corp. earlier this month launched and christened the Qamun, a double-hulled petroleum barge "specifically designed for the Alaska fuels market," the Jacksonville, Florida company wrote in an press release.

Several civilians rescued a man from Tongass Narrows between Pennock Island and Berth 1 mid-Friday morning after onlookers saw his skiff spinning in circles.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Southeast Alaska’s preseason all-gear catch limit for king salmon has been set at 205,165 “treaty” fish, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Canadian government has extended a ban on cruise ships through February 2022, which is expected to block many ships from visiting Alaska this year.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — U.S. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan Boatswains Mate Alta Jones received a meritorius advancement this past Wednesday, according to Coast Guard information.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary met by videoconference on Oct. 13, electing officers and swearing in new members.

Under the cool, grey skies of the early morning on Sept. 19, volunteers and Ketchikan Indian Community staff bent to the task of digging, counting and measuring clams at the Saxman Seaport beach to complete a shellfish biomass survey.

JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service issued a deadline to the operator of an Alaska island boat shop to tear down the historic complex and leave, but the owner said the agency's demands are unrealistic.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is seeking photos of anglers enjoying fishing for the 2021 Sport Fishing Regulations Summary book cover photo contest.

Daniel Hanson had grown up hearing — and later, recounting – the tales of the vessel McKinley, which had been in his family for three generations, but he had never seen the pictures that had been collected by the Tongass Historical Museum.

For former Ketchikan resident JoMarie Alba, next month will bring graduation and the beginning of a new research job with a federal agency as part of a fellowship from the Alaska Sea Grant program.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A fix in the federal CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program rules for commercial fishing businesses was announced earlier this week, but interested fishermen must apply for PPP funds next Tuesday, according to Alaska’s congressional delegation.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Citing reduced nonresident harvest in the Southeast Alaska sport fishery because of the COVID-19, the state has changed the king salmon sport fishing regulations for Alaska residents and nonresidents.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Spring is typically the time of year that sport fishing for chinook salmon gets underway in earnest in Southeast Alaska.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — New officers for the Ketchikan Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary were installed during a change of watch event in January.

Earlier this week, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game predicted a 'weak' harvest for pink salmon throughout Southeast Alaska.

The general manager of the fish hatcheries in southern Southeast Alaska dished on this season's poor salmon returns to a group of 50 people at a Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce event at Cape Fox Lodge on Wednesday.

ANCHORAGE — Add salmon to the list of species affected by Alaska's blistering summer temperatures, including the hottest July on record.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan held a change of command ceremony on Friday, during which Chief Boatswains Mate Scott Habershaw officially assumed command of Station Ketchikan from Senior Chief Boatswains Mate Jeremy Kastner.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Friday announced an increase to the bag and possession limit of king salmon for anglers in Herring Bay — and the bag and possession limit for king salmon for all anglers in three Ketchikan terminal harvest areas.