By Shannon Haugland
Sitka Sentinel 

Federal grant will pay for longliners association effort to save fuel and money


March 27, 2024

The Alaska Longline Fisherman’s Association says the $514,000 federal grant it received for a feasibility study could lead to lower costs for the fishing fleet and a path to decarbonization of the industry.

“This will inform our efforts to decarbonize the fleet and implement hybrid boats while we work with the rest of the maritime industry to identify and develop next-generation carbon-free fuels,” executive director Linda Behnken said.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the funding for the project was part of the appropriation bills Presi...

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