Alaska commercial fishing news and notes
Again and again and again until the King Salmon make it to the Endangered List!
Alaska does not need relief money. We need less pollock dragging in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. NPFMC needs to accept some responsibility for their excessive support of the pollock industry over salmon conservation. Inept regulatory process.
How about relief for the halibut fisherman
Blogger @ 6:40 PM is right. We don't need any more disaster relief money. There is already millions in the CDQ program for the Western Alaska region. Those millions from the pollock fishery have no oversight from either the state or federal governments. CDQ - Community Development Quota. Hold off all the allotments to the six CDQ programs and put the money in the Save The King Salmon pot. The money is already there. Use it as intended.
King salmon abundance will return when the environmental conditions that lead to the current weak returns changes, and is more favorable to marine survival. Look at the turn around the Klamath and Sacramento Rivers have experienced down south on their Chinook returns, for example. Throwing money around to "study" the problem won't accomplish anything, except waste the money.
making low interest loans available sounds good. Problem is that they have to be paid back. How is that possible if you can't fish.
Where is the States responsibility in all this? They have the money, hey what about all that money from in the budget reserve? Where do we go from here. The State doesn't really know? Why not? Loans are possible, for how much and how long? If this is going to last for some, many or more years, then are we looking at 30 year loans at 0% Where is the discussion of how all this is going to work! What does the Governor have in mind?? Somebody know the answer??
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