SITKA- Today, five members of the Alaska Legislature’s Bush Caucus sent a letter to Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Vincent-Lang requesting his advocacy for the reduction of halibut bycatch caps at next month’s North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
In my May 28th newsletter, I stated that $100 million in CARES Act funds would be available for fisheries relief. This was the upper limit the RPL could allow the state to receive in Federal funds, however the state only received $50 million to distribute.
I am hosting a virtual coffee hour this weekend! Join me on Facebook Live at 10am on Saturday the 25th. I’ll take questions during the conversation, but I’d also appreciate getting questions beforehand. Feel free to send me questions at Rep.Dan.Ortiz@AKLeg.gov.