State Shutdown Threatens Alaska Salmon, Crab Fisheries
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Impacts to Alaska’s fisheries from a looming July 1 state shutdown.
Pink slips have gone out to 15,000 state workers as a state shutdown looms on July 1. The impasse stems from lawmakers and Governor Dunleavy not agreeing on a budget. A sticking point is the amount of Alaskans’ annual Permanent Fund Dividend check, or PFD.
The potential showdown has Alaska fishery managers in a holding pattern -
“Our instructions at this point are to just maintain operations...
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