Seafood marketing agency asks for slice of federal aid
May 20, 2021
Alaska’s lone seafood marketing arm gets zero funding from the state and, to date, has received no federal pandemic aid funds.
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is hoping to get something from the more than $1 billion coming to the state general fund in the latest round of federal relief dollars under the American Rescue Plan.
ASMI put in a $20 million request two months ago, but Gov. Mike Dunleavy made no mention of it in mid-April when he released his proposals for the federal money, nor anything since.
Dunleavy did include $150 million for an Alaska Tourism Revitalization program...