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NOAA reports to Congress on monitoring of seafood imports 

Federal fisheries officials combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries are working to expand partnerships to perform intelligence-led investigations to target future suspected violations, while...

Rep. Peltola’s husband dies in plane crash

U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola’s husband, Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola Jr., a certified commercial pilot, has died in the crash of his plane near St. Mary’s....

GAPP salutes tireless efforts of Don Young

Among the dozens of tributes pouring in this past week for Rep. Don Young, who passed away a tireless advocate for a flight home to Alaska, was one from the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers, calling him tireless advocate for all Alaska seafood.

Rep. Don Young, longtime Alaska congressman, dies at 88

JUNEAU — Alaska Rep. Don Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House, has died. He was 88. "It's with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce Congressman Don Young (R-AK), the Dean of the House and revered champion for Alaska, passed away today while traveling home to Alaska to be with the state and people that he loved. His beloved wife Anne was by his side," said the statement from Young's congressional office.

Walker: Alaska cannot afford to let Dunleavy kill its golden goose...

Former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker writes: "I fear the recent decision by the Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees to fire Executive Director Angela Rodell, abruptly and without explanation, is an example of a pivotal decision that threatens to derail progress in Alaska with wide-ranging implications for the fund and the dividend going forward."

Murkowski: A tough year, but bipartisanship points the way

"In many ways, 2021, was a difficult year in Washington, D.C.," Sen. Lisa Murkowski writes. "There has been a lot to not be thankful for in 2021. Yet, when Congress did set aside its differences and work together, we made some significant achievements that will deliver benefits for a long time to come."

Congress urged to halt illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

A group of over 100 scientists and researchers is urging Congress to take immediate action to increase traceability of seafood imports and transparency at sea, to ensure that all seafood entering the U.S. is legally caught, responsibly sourced and honestly labeled.

NOAA proposes a $7B budget to research climate change

Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have proposed a budget of $7 billion for fiscal year 2022, up from $1.5 billion in FY 2021, to fund research on what Commerce Secretary Gina M Raimondo is calling a climate crisis.

Murkowski supports need to expand tribal jurisdiction

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is calling on Attorney General William Barr to work with her to address the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women...

Bill would help coastal communities prepare for weather issues

Bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced in Congress on April 9 aims to help local and state governments protect 95,000 miles of the nation’s shoreline.The Digital...
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