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Alaska Fish Factor: Begich believes state funding for fisheries research and stock assessments top priority

 

November 1, 2018



“With fisheries, it’s almost the forgotten resource of our state as an economic driver. It’s almost like they are an afterthought.  We have to realign that,” said Mark Begich, Democratic candidate for Alaska governor, as we readied for an interview during his trip to Kodiak last week.

Begich came to Kodiak despite the cancelled fisheries debate caused by a no show by his Republican opponent, Mike Dunleavy, who has not responded to requests to share his ideas and vision for Alaska’s oldest industry.

“I think it’s appalling,” Begich said. “I think it shows his lack of resp...



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