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By Dan Ortiz 

Dan's Dispatch

 


I have previously written and spoken about how important the seafood industry is to Alaska’s economy, especially to those of us who live in Southeast Alaska. The industry accounted for 18% of all private sector resident earnings in Southeast Alaska in 2011, according to a McDowell Group report. A 2010 study by TCW Economics found that commercial, sport, and traditional and customary salmon fishing alone in Southeast Alaska is worth $1billion.

It is in the best interests of both our economy and our cultural values that our salmon runs stay strong for generations to come. Protecting Alaska...



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