The factory trawler was most recently in Bellingham, WA, and has returned to the Port of Seattle where it is currently under lockdown.
There are now five confirmed cases of COVID-19 tied to Bristol Bay.
The case is the city’s first, and the eighth seafood worker in Alaska who has tested positive for the virus.
The agency says shutting down a king salmon season would contribute little to saving an endangered population of killer whales.
Environmentalists say the Trump administration is taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to advance Pebble as well as other Alaska projects while the public and the press are distracted.
As these heatwaves continue, they may have far more devastating implications to fisheries than previously predicted.
Four new coronavirus cases were reported among Alaska residents on Sunday. Two of those cases were in Anchorage, one was the Lemon Creek staff member in Juneau, and the fourth was reported in Homer.
The state’s plan will likely be overseen by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. But Alaska officials and lawmakers have been pushing for the state to cut the checks directly.
Managers decided that keeping workers on the island would help prevent new arrivals — many of whom come from other countries — from bringing in the coronavirus.
Restaurants may not be reliable buyers of Copper River salmon this year, as owners grapple with reduced business amid the coronavirus pandemic.