Something here from the Murkowski campaign:
Aug. 20, 2010
Marine Conservation Alliance Endorses Lisa
ANCHORAGE — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today announced the endorsement of the Marine Conservation Alliance.
"The Marine Conservation Alliance is pleased to endorse Sen. Murkowski's candidacy for the U.S. Senate," said David Benton, executive director of the MCA. "We very much appreciate her leadership to support the Alaska seafood industry in a manner that protects the environment, ensures sustainable harvests, and sustainable coastal communities."
Lisa welcomed and thanked the MCA for its support: "I am very proud to receive the endorsement of the Marine Conservation Alliance and its members. I fight for our state's commercial fishing industry because I understand its critical importance to our coastal communities and our economy. I look forward to continuing to represent our state's fishermen and women in the United States Senate."
The MCA is a coalition of harvesters, processors and communities in the Alaska groundfish and crab fisheries. The alliance represents approximately 70 percent of the harvesters and processors who provide seafood from the federal waters off Alaska. Commercial fishing provides over 60,000 jobs in Alaska, half of the state's exports and contributes over $5 billion in economic output to the state.
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