Monday, February 26, 2007

UFA Agenda

Fishermen unite to talk to lawmakers

KODIAK -- The United Fishermen of Alaska this week selected a slate of fish issues it will bring before Alaska lawmakers this year.

Topping the commercial-fishing group's list is support for restricting sport halibut charters by imposing quota shares on the industry, whose catches have skyrocketed in some regions.

"We feel that the sport charter halibut sector needs to pony up and sit at the table with us and take some responsibility for conservation and longer-term allocations," said outgoing UFA president Bobby Thorstenson Jr.

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