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 By Brian Varela    News    September 17, 2020 

Salmon disaster: pink salmon run lowest since 1976

This year's pink salmon harvest came in at around 7 million, which is considerably down from the 35 million ten year average. Troy Thynes, regional management coordinator for commercial fisheries...


Editorial: Seafood worker story not fair or balanced

We have no desire to critique the public radio station's work but last week we had several people ask what we thought of station intern Corinne Smith's story that aired on KFSK. The story highlighted... Full story


Yesterday's News

May 7, 1920 Fish handling facilities are to be installed on the Trading Union dock by that concern at once, according to the announcement of manager Carl E. Swanson to the Report editor. A housing engine and ice crusher will be installed and the cool...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 12, 2020

Strong economy expected for borough

The borough's sales tax has brought in $2,362,621 for the 2020 fiscal year so far, which is about $90,000 higher than what was brought in this time last year, according to Finance Director Jody Tow....


Over $10,000 in food & cash donated

Canned salmon from Icicle Seafoods was included in the 25 totes of fresh produce and groceries donated to the villages of Kake and Angoon this week. The Southeast villages have been impacted by the...


Yesterday's News

October 31, 1919 Dr. Dickinson, arrived from Ketchikan early this week on the U. S. Forestry boat Than. He was sent to Petersburg by Governor Riggs, who received word that several cases of smallpox had been reported to him. As there has been no...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

Crab run outshines salmon harvest in SE

This year's salmon harvest came in below expectations in Southeast Alaska with a particularly bad chum salmon run, but the Dungeness crab fishery kept cannery crews and fishermen busy. "It was a...

 By Brian Varela    News    September 5, 2019

Cannery Park documents canning history

Cannery Park has been taking shape in the past few weeks, but Icicle Seafoods Plant Manager Patrick Wilson said more improvements are still on the way for the one-time storage lot. Wilson has been...


Processors ready to handle catch

Despite the departure of processing workers, Patrick Wilson, Icicle Seafoods manager said they will be able to handle the chums coming in from Crawfish Inlet. “We can still do chums, Wilson commented. “We just wish the run came in two weeks...

 By Brian Varela    News    September 6, 2018

Salmon season misses the mark

Three of the five commercially harvested salmon species are coming in below Department of Fish and Game forecasts, according to assistant area management biologist Kevin Clark. “Biologically, I think that we’re going to be alright in the long...


Alaska Legislature approves all Walker nominees but 1

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature on Tuesday rejected Gov. Bill Walker’s nomination of a former Planned Parenthood field organizer to serve on a board that regulates midwifery in Alaska. Kenni Linden was the only one of Walker’s nomi...

 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...


Optimism showing for this year's fishing season

From record high opening prices in March for halibut and black cod to robust projections of returning pinks to Southeast and Prince William Sound, both fishermen and processors are expressing...


Ocean Beauty facility won't can salmon this year

PETERSBURG (AP) – A seafood processing company will stop canning salmon at its facility in the southeast Alaska city of Petersburg this year in response to a growing demand for frozen salmon. Tom Sunderland, vice president of marketing for Ocean...


Disappointing salmon harvest winds season down early

With the seasonal peak behind it, Alaska’s commercial fishing industry is expecting one of the worst shortfalls for salmon in recent memory. As of last Tuesday, Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s in-season blue sheet summary estimated just... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    August 11, 2016

Petersburg fishermen bring big halibut onboard

Brian Mattson and Doug Corl are no strangers to catching fish, the pair have fished together for almost two decades, and last weekend was no exception. Around 10 p.m. on Saturday the local fishermen... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    April 21, 2016

Trash cans showcase civic pride in Petersburg

Karen Hofstad has a collection of a couple hundred or so seafood related cans and labels that would make fishing industry historians salivate. The majority of the collection represents the salmon... Full story


Santa's Mailbox

Dear, Santa i would like a Hachet, i would like a dirt bike to, and a psa game boy and a sky Drone and a pare of snow showes and some Fishing tackle and a pare of corce logeing Bootes. Senserliy,...

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 13, 2015

Former PFI worker faces felony charge for alleged death threat

Police arrested Mark Diega, 50, of Chula Vista, Calif., on a Class C felony charge of Terroristic Threatening in the 2nd Degree on Friday after he allegedly threatened to kill PFI staff and went shopping at the Trading Union (TU) Hardware store for... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 6, 2015

Low participation leads to cancellation of Humpy 500

The Humpy 500 go-cart race, a 20-year Petersburg tradition that saw local kids and families teaming up to build and decorate carts for racing down PFI hill, will come to end this year. The event has been held annually in October to celebrate the end... Full story

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Icicle Seafoods sold in two parts

Owner Paine & Partners, LLC of San Francisco has entered into agreements with two different groups to sell Icicle Seafoods. According to the press release issued, Convergence Holdings, Inc. will acquire Icicle's land-based wild seafood processing... Full story


Manager's Report

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht gave the following report at Monday’s regular Assembly meeting: • PFI manager Patrick Wilson has been chosen as the Grand Marshal for the 4th of July festivities. This year’s theme is “Freedom, FROZEN in time....

 By Dani Palmer    News    March 26, 2015

Pink salmon season prep underway

Those looking to work at Petersburg’s fish processors will have a good chance to jump onboard with this summer’s pink salmon season predicted to be a big one. “The 2015 harvest forecast of 58 million pink salmon is well above the recent...

 By Dani Palmer    Dockside    March 19, 2015

Sitka sac roe herring season opens

The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery opened at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday under a cooperative model. Dave Gordon, area management biologist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said the decision was made by permit holders to eliminate competition a...


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