City pursues support for south harbor rebuild

In January of  2017 Cordova's Mayor published an article on actions that were being taken to achieve a rebuild of Cordova's south harbor supported and assisted by CDFU's Executive Director.  Published by the Cordova Times, 20th Jan. 2017

Cordova fishermen join Seafood Harvesters of America

This week Cordova District Fishermen United, a non-profit focused on Prince William Sound, became the newest member of the Seafood Harvesters of America, which now represents 17 commercial fishing organizations.

“The addition of CDFU brings with it notable leadership in Alaska’s commercial fishing industry. CDFU is an exceptional organization; we are thrilled to work with them,” said Chris Brown, the chairman of the association, in a press release. The Seafood Harvesters of America is a better group for their inclusion. " We share the core values of resource stewardship and accountability. We are traveling on the same pathway towards a great American fishery.” 

Published by National Fishermen, 15th of Sept. 2015

Reward Increases to $7,500 For Information on Steller Sea Lions Killed Near Cordova

Cordova District Fishermen United has upped the reward for information leading to a conviction in the case of several deliberately killed Steller sea lions discovered near Cordova last month. The group is adding $5,000 to the $2,500 reward already offered by NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement, bringing the total reward to $7,500.

NOAA Media Release

Flying fish: Prized king salmon arrive to market by Boeing 737

Only about 18 hours earlier, that same Copper River king salmon started its journey from sea to Seattle in the coastal community of Cordova, Alaska -- about 1,300 miles north of Seattle. Accessible only by air or boat, the town is flanked by snow-capped peaks while the pristine waters of Prince William Sound lap at its feet.The town was originally settled in 1909 as a copper and oil shipping hub. These days, however, it's all about the fish.

"The mainstay of the whole economy is commercial fishing," Jerry McCune, President of the Cordova District Fishermen United union, says of the town's 2,000 year-round residents. "Everybody has some kind of tie."

Published by USA Today, 20th of May 2015

Salmon Fishermen Battle Walmart on Certification

 " Alaska’s wild salmon fishing industry decided to end its partnership with the seafood world’s most prominent sustainability certification group in favor of its own labeling efforts. But the move quickly set drew a reaction from customers, as WalMart and others said they would no longer buy Alaskan salmon without the independent check."

Published by The New York Times, 21st of October 2013

Fisherman Picket Anchorage Walmart Before Big Meeting

"Protestors converged on a Walmart in South Anchorage on Wednesday to demand the megastore carry Alaska Salmon. The protestors are mostly fisherman or processors. Protest organizers like John Renner, vice president of Cordova District Fishermen United say outside interests are trying to dictate market access. He contends that the MSC’s main offices are located outside in Europe and that the agency charges too much for the certification."

published by Alaska Public Media Sept. 2013