Alaska's seafood industry is suggesting America institute a ban in response to Russia's own ban on imported seafood.
U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Mark Begich, D-Alaska, joined panelists at the Kenai River Classic Roundtable in a discussion about recreational fishing and the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act Aug. 22 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.
Fishermen and other stakeholders are asking the Board of Fisheries to consider 162 proposals to change subsistence, commercial, personal use and sport regulations in fisheries throughout the state during the 2014-2015 meeting cycle.
Eligible Cook Inlet setnetters will receive base payments of $2,000 as relief for the 2012 fishery disaster, with an additional sum based on their fishing history from 2007 to 2011.
Cook Inlet and Yukon River commercial fishermen could receive direct payments as part of the 2012 fishery disaster relief aid this fall.