Author: Bert Stedman
I applaud Governor Walker for asking the federal government to review and grant disaster relief for the Southeast Alaska pink salmon fishery. Governor Walker also directed the state Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development to consider loan payment waivers for affected Pink Salmon Fishery Permit Holders. Here is the Governor’s memo to Commissioner Hladick. The Governor’s Office and I both agreed additional information about the poor 2016 pink salmon harvest should be considered on September 23, 2016. My staff worked closely with the Petersburg Vessel Owners Association to provide accurate information to the Governor’s Office.