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.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The top 10 boat names of 2020 are in.
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…
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) — Members of the Ketchikan Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary were recognized during a special award meeting in March at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan.
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.
Something different was in the water of Frederick Sound near Kake on Aug. 7.
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.
A steel storage tank built in 1936 to hold approximately 1.5 million gallons of diesel fuel is being demolished to make way for a larger-capacity tank at the Petro Marine Services facility in Ketchikan.
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.
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.
The Ketchikan area (District 1) is being closed to all harvesting of eulachon again this season because of continued low returns to the area, according to announcements by state and federal managers this week.
As of Friday, coronavirus has killed more than 720 people and infected upward of 34,000 people, since it was first reported to the World Health Organization on Dec. 31, bringing parts of China to a standstill — people are staying inside, restaurants are empty and seafood markets are vacant.
The U.S. Coast Guard has been reporting sporadic marine radio outages throughout Southeast Alaska and Southcentral Alaska through this past spring and into this winter.
Earlier this week, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game predicted a 'weak' harvest for pink salmon throughout Southeast Alaska.
The ongoing state commercial sea cucumber dive fishery has the second largest harvest limit in the past three decades at 1.9 million pounds. However, smaller-sized cucumbers have been reported and the rise of sea otter predation continues to be a concern.
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 (AP) — The projected cost of the Port of Alaska renovation could be cut by a third or more, according to a report by a private consulting firm.
The overall chum harvest for Southeast Alaska hatcheries has been significantly lower this year, leading to poor cost recovery and a struggle to meet broodstock goals.
The U.S. Coast Guard has released its recreational boating statistics report for 2018, which revealed that while there was a 3.8% nationwide decrease in fatalities, the rate of both accidents and fatalities in Alaska appear to be rising, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.
ANCHORAGE — Add salmon to the list of species affected by Alaska's blistering summer temperatures, including the hottest July on record.
To the start of this week, Southeast Alaska fishermen have harvested less than comparable-year returns in all five salmon species — this is according to information compiled by McDowell Group for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.
A Flotilla Stand Up was held Thursday evening at the U.S. Coast Guard Base Ketchikan to commorate the re-establishment of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Ketchikan Flotilla, and to officially grant a charter and plank owner ship to its members.
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.
Viking Cruises delved into Alaska waterways for the first time this past week with the Viking Orion — one of its six identical cruise ships.
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.
Alaska has a multiplicity of aquatic farms ascending into the market with new ways to farm and new rigs to grow stock. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, for 2019 there are 19 currently permitted aquatic farming business for the culture of Pacific oysters within the entire …
The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau and about half a dozen community representatives welcomed the 3,800-passenger Norwegian Joy cruise ship in its inaugural visit to Ketchikan Monday morning.
Managing most of state commercial fisheries that occur in southernmost Southeast Alaska is no easy task, with the manager striving to ensure the health of the stocks while providing harvest opportunities for the fishing fleets that are an economic mainstay for the region.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Federal Subsistence Board is set to meet in Anchorage to discuss changes to multiple subsistence fish issues statewide, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Gary Freitag shared his experiences and knowledge in his “Whales in Southeast Alaska and Marine Mammal Interactions” Thursday evening, at a University of Alaska Ketchikan Campus Library “Ask UAS” presentation.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A delay in processing federal Certificate of Documentations for vessels has prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to issue a bulletin stating that vessels with an expired COD may continue to operate on their previously issued trade endorsements — provided that a renewal application…
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Charter halibut anglers in Southeast Alaska can expect the same catch and bag limit regulations as last year.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang announced on Jan. 24 that he has appointed Sam Rabung as director of Commercial Fisheries and Dave Rutz as director of the Division of Sport Fish, according to a press release from Fish and Game.
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The City of Ketchikan’s Port and Harbors Advisory Board on Tuesday is scheduled to review two issues related to parking areas near Bar Harbor South Ramp 2.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. commercial fishing generated more than $144 billion in sales in 2016, buoyed by growth in key species such as sea scallops and American lobsters, the federal government reported on Thursday.