Six Alaska Fishery Disasters Now Allocated Funds, the “How” and “To Who” is Next in the Process
Fisheries disasters happen quickly. A run turns from being late to not there in a few days. Surveys done in the summer show a disastrous decline right away. The extent of the damage and value in lost dollars can be calculated in months, but getting those dollars into the hands of debtors, much less creditors, takes years.
Last week Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced, just three and a half months after approving five fisheries disasters in Alaska, that Congressional appropriations for each...
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