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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2013
Success and Collaboration at PNWER
Rep. Tarr Wins Support for Alaska Seafood Labeling
Today, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) persuaded the Agriculture Work Group at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region summit not to oppose country of origin (COOL) labeling for seafood in its Action Plan. While some in the beef and pork industry want to eliminate COOL labeling, Alaska seafood producers support labeling.
“I was proud to speak up in support of our Alaska seafood industry and country of origin labeling. Consumers know Alaska seafood means quality, and labeling allows for consumers to make an educated choice to buy our seafood,” said Rep. Tarr.
Rep. Tarr also participated in sessions on using natural gas as a transportation fuel, innovations in tourism, and new market opportunities.
Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) and Representative Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) also attended the summit, held this week in Anchorage.
“The conference provided a valuable forum for collaboration on important Alaska and cross-cultural issues, like renewable energy, with representatives across the Pacific Northwest and Canada,” said Rep. Josephson.