Friday, January 15, 2010

More on Yukon disaster declaration

Here's a press release from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke's letter to Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell.

I've heard that this declaration isn't likely to result in much direct aid to fishermen or other residents in Western Alaska.

"The declaration doesn’t bring any immediate aid, so relief must be sought through a congressional appropriation," the governor's special assistant for fisheries, Cora Campbell, tells me. "We will be working with stakeholders and the delegation to determine what type of relief to request."

3 comments:

CRABLEWI said...

Obamas Man had to come here and help the Alaskan/American citizens, that the dirty Alaskan politicians don't care about. Glad to see this CHANGE and look Forward to other GOOD decisions. Let's BAN draggers starting in State Waters!! That's where the Fish went.

Anonymous said...

Where can you find the non target fish numbers from all of the dragers.Or do they not exist.
Are they managed?

ANGRYCRABBER said...

http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/2009/car120_bsai_with_cdq.pdf has some dirty dragger #'s. NO COUNT on UNREPORTED by-catch. Try http://tholepin.blogspot.com/ Thanks for asking. -PEACE-