Down in Juneau today, the House Special Committee on Fisheries has a 5 p.m. hearing scheduled on two interesting items.
The first is House Bill 261, which provides for larger state loans to help Alaska residents buy commercial fishing permits.
This sponsor statement explains more fully what the bill is about.
The Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. has sent in a letter supporting HB 261.
Cordova District Fishermen United also likes the bill.
The second item on the committee's agenda is this resolution seeking to designate one sportfish seat and one subsistence seat on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.