Alaska Fisheries Report — Feb. 21, 2019

 

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Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy released his proposed state budget for the year which begins July 1. And it’s not pretty. Things are still settling out but one item that is causing concern for fishing communities is the plan to send all of the raw fish tax taken at the dock to Juneau instead of sharing half with the town of delivery.

Cod fishermen may be looking at quota shares, as the North Pacific Fishery Management Council weighs the increase in participants against the cut in quota.

Fish farming is illegal in Alaska but the federal government proposes massive offshore fish farms.

And we finish up with a report on new research vessel heading for the Gulf of Alaska.

 

We had help from Jacob Resneck at Coast Alaska and Laura Kraegel at KUCB in Unalaska, Aaron Bolton at KBBI in Homer, Nat Herz with Alaska’s Energy Desk, Robyne at KUAC in Fairbanks. And Laine Welch at Alaska Fish Radio.

Be safe fishing. We—and your family—want you to come home safely.

 

The Alaska Fisheries Report is produced in the studios of KMXT, Kodiak and is aired by public radio stations throughout Alaska.

 

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