Young Fishermen’s Act Advances, Awaits House Vote
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch. The Young Fishermen’s Act advances in Congress.
For decades the federal government has funded programs to help train young farmers, ranchers, even aquaculturists. It was $15 million for this fiscal year and is set at $25 million by 2023.
The nation’s farmers of the sea are hoping for a similar helping hand from Uncle Sam. It’s far smaller– $2 million over six years paid for by fishing fines.
A Young Fishermen’s Development Act introduced last year by Alaska’s congressional delegation is...
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