The U.S. seafood industry is fishing for a $50 million annual subsidy for marketing.
And U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, will help pursue the funding.
Begich on Friday in Anchorage announced he intends to introduce legislation to create a national seafood marketing and development effort.
The program would feature five regional seafood marketing boards.
The legislation evidently has not yet been introduced. When it drops, Deckboss will provide a link.