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KFT National Park Tours begin this week!

KFT National Park Tours begin this week!

Kenai Fjords Tours National Park Tours begin this week! Our season gets going full steam ahead this weekend, as our first National Park Tourheads out into the Kenai Fjords National Park at 11:30 AM Saturday, May 7th! Our most popular day cruise, this 6 hour tour, departs Seward daily May […]

New Websites Launch for Alaska’s  Largest Independent Petroleum  Companies

New Websites Launch for Alaska’s Largest Independent Petroleum Companies

  ANCHORAGE, March 24, 2016 — Petro Marine Services and Shoreside Petroleum today announced the launch of two new redesigned websites http://www.petromarineservices.com/ and http://www.shoresidepetroleum.com. The modern responsive designs blend the company’s rich history with their core value of providing the highest quality of customer service. Both sites feature a customer- friendly, intuitive navigation that’s easy to access […]

Free Safety Workshop for Commercial Fishermen

Free Safety Workshop for Commercial Fishermen

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Seward, Alaska on Monday, April 18, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM at AVTEC, 809 2nd Avenue. This workshop will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, flares, and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; immersion […]

Seward Halibut Tournament

Seward Halibut Tournament

Although the Seward Halibut Tournament in June is still a few months away, you’ll want to book your charter now.  Congratulations to Jonah Deboard a Seward high school junior and winner of the 2016 Seward Halibut Logo Contest and $200. The halibut tournament in Seward is growing in popularity and […]

Sea otter pups latest in record breaking trend

Sea otter pups latest in record breaking trend

In the past month, the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) has admitted two sea otter pups into its Wildlife Response Program – one from Kachemak Bay and one from Cordova – bringing the total number of sea otters in their care up to six. Veterinarians at the ASLC say there is […]

Seward Locals Featured in Nat Geo Video

Seward Locals Featured in Nat Geo Video

Local charter boat captain Devin Putney along with local videographer Josh Thomas, were film crew and cast in a National Geographic documentary about the ecosystem in Prince William Sound, 26 years after the oil spill in the region.   Well known killer whale researchers Dr. Craig Matkin and Eva Saulitis were also […]

King Crab deal  for your Valentine

King Crab deal for your Valentine

J & R Fisheries is currently offering Alaskan King Crab for $21 per pound, with free delivery in Seward City Limits. FedEx delivery also available for orders over 10 pounds. For more information or to place an order, call or text Matt at (907) 500-8415 J & R Fisheries Contact […]

Murkowski Secures Official Name Change of Alaska Pollock

Murkowski Secures Official Name Change of Alaska Pollock

Change Will Protect Both Fisheries and Consumers  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated its list of acceptable market names for seafood as a direct result of Senator Murkowski’s successful efforts to include a provision in the year-end budget bill to allow only pollock caught in […]

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Senator: “Voluntary Labelling of GE Salmon is Not Adequate”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) continued her fight against genetically engineered (GE) salmon by announcing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee that she would block confirmation proceedings of the nominee to be FDA Commissioner, […]

Crimson Monarch as it receives 68,400 metric tons of coal from Usibelli mine in Healy, coming off the conveyor belt. Heidi Zemach photo.

Settlement reached in 6-year Seward coal case

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Aurora Energy Services LLC and Usibelli Coal finally reached a settlement December 8th in U.S. District Court for the State of Alaska with the Alaska Community Action on Toxics and the Sierra Club’s Alaska Chapter over a six-year old legal case concerning the discharge of […]