Alaska Lawmakers Reinstate Fishery Budget Cuts
Alaska lawmakers are pushing back against Governor Dunleavy’s proposed cuts to the commercial fisheries budget.
The current commfish budget is about $67 million of which $36 million comes from state general funds. That could be cut by over one million dollars and affect fishery programs across the state.
Representative Dan Ortiz of Ketchikan pointed out that the Fish and Game budget has been cut each year over the past five years.
“I’m just not comfortable with any more reductions to the commercial side of the Fish and Game budget...”
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