Category: Maritime

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 […]

Mariner rescued after fall from T-Dock

Mariner rescued after fall from T-Dock

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- A rather daring, successful rescue took place recently off T-dock behind Icicle Seafoods in the Seward Small Boat Harbor, saving the life of an unidentified mariner who had fallen into the water while heading down the ladder to his boat after midnight. The September 19th […]

Moose Pass Fire Department's new truck, on display at the 2015 Alaska Firefighter's Conference in Seward. Heidi Zemach photo.

2015 Alaska Fire Conference hits high mark

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Seward loved having 300 wonderfully trained, expert, professional Alaska firefighters, instructors and vendors  in town last week. Not only did we feel safer, but many hotels, restaurants, and other places like REDS hamburger stand remained open for them, and the locals who took the opportunity to […]