The Corkline

  • Family, Fellowship and Fish

    Feb 24

    Holiday season stand by, making Copper River King Salmon pickled fish A sense of well being and contentment: Hygge Hygge is a Danish word widely used throughout Scandinavia not easily translated to English. It describes a sense of well being and contentment experienced in a cozy atmosphere with good company, ...

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  • Haiku

    Feb 2

    Salty ocean air Copper River perfection Summer's last hurrah How do salmon inspire you? Post your own Copper River salmon haiku in the comment box below, or on our Facebook page at:

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  • Salmon in the Schools

    Jan 12

    Connecting the dots between beginning and end, students in the Copper River region get a special experience each winter with the addition of a specialized salmon tank in the classroom. The tank currently houses coho salmon eggs, though that will quickly change as the eggs morph into alevin and then ...

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  • Winter Solstice

    Dec 22

    Reflecting on the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year. Here in Cordova, that has come to mean days of rain, at least this year. We think of this season as one for drawing in, for family, for fires in the woodstove, and a hot bowl of salmon chowder ...

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  • George Coval- F/V Scuttlebutt

    Oct 17

    George Coval is a long-standing part of this gillnet fishery. He has been home, in Alaska, since the day he arrived from Maine in 1978. As an Alaskan he is proud to work with the vibrancy of this resource state to provide for his family and for other’s who ...

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  • National Seafood Month

    Oct 16

    Hey, guess what? October is National Seafood Month! Can I get a woot-woot? What is National Seafood Month you ask? Is a whole month of celebrating all things seafood! It’s a little more loosey-goosey with its definition than say National Breast Cancer Awareness Month or Black History Month. Those ...

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  • A Day Between

    Oct 8

    DOCK TALK- When the forty-eight hour commercial fishing period closes the boats round the inlet and head back to town. Not everyone comes back; it depends on the day, the tide, the boat and how it is running. Today, on a gorgeous sunny clear day, between the fishing openers I ...

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  • The First Opener

    Sep 15

    May 2014 It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here! Copper River Reds are here! I don't know about you but I have been lucky enough to eat fresh salmon for the past few days now. But, look at me, getting ahead of myself already. The Copper River gillnet fishery opened ...

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