The lobbyists (In Alaska)

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In debt to the state of Alaska to the tune of about $90 million, beholden to the state to collect and turnover hatchery taxes on commercial fishermen to keep hatcheries running,and under fire as a threat to wild salmon,Alaska’s private, nonprofit (PNP) hatcheries have decided they need a better lobby.

“In working together with the other PNP operators, the following are lobbying goals and

objectives we are discussing for 2020,” Dean Day, executive director of the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association said in Jan. 23 memo to his board.

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