The Clock is Ticking: An Extended Government Shutdown Threatens Alaska's Billion Dollar Fishing Season
In Alaska, the nation’s most valuable fishery should start in 13 days. But if the government shutdown is not resolved soon, the lack of administrative tasks like permiting and inspection could shut down the fishery for pollock, cod, and other groundfish that annually yields more than a billion dollars (first wholesale) in value to the nation’s economy and global seafood trade.
The fleets that fish for the Bering Sea’s abundant groundfish stocks are multi-million dollar vessels that are members of closely ...
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