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Senator hears issues with sea otters and government regulations


Senator Lisa Murkowski visited Petersburg Monday, July 2, and discussed issues and concerns in regards to fisheries.

“I am here to listen to issues that impact your ability to make a living and raise a family here,” Murkowski said. “Give me your concerns on subjects that we need to work closer with you on.”

Many of the members of this fishery centered round-table discussion made mention of a problem with the sea otter population.

“Sea otters eat everything,” co-owner of Tonka Seafoods Wendel Gilbert said. “Crab and other seafood population is greatly impacted by the sea otter,...

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