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DEC budget proposal puts small shellfish farming operations at risk

A Department of Environmental Conservation budget proposal could mean some rough years ahead for small shellfish farms in Alaska. Testing shellfish for harmful toxins is currently subsidized at 100 percent, but this proposal would split the fees 50-50 between farmers and the state. That’s threatening to put some small farms out of business. Wilfred Pavloff and Larry “Bunson” Sugiak shuck …

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