NOTN 2-16

    News of the North

    Thursday, February 16th, 2023 - 14 minutes

    As part of Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, a number of events have been planned for the day.

    The public has until March 17 to comment on Marine Passenger Fee funding recommendations.

    Linda Behnken, Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association Executive Director and commercial fisherman spoke with News of the North about the legislature passing a resolution to defend Southeast Alaska's troll fishery due to a lawsuit that a Washington-based organization, the Wild Fish Conservancy (WFC), has filed against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

    Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy introduced $117 million in total Undesignated General Fund (UGF) Amendments as part of a package of budget amendments introduced to the Legislature yesterday.

    American Red Cross arrived on Prince of Wales Island Monday.

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